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Federal Work Study Program General Information


Federal Work Study (FWS) is a financial needs based financial aid program, and requires a student complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to be considered for Federal Work Study dollars. Certain jobs within the community may hire students using Federal Work Study funding; however, these organizations will need to partner with the University to ensure Federal compliance. Currently, the University is only placing students with non-profit organization for community services and literacy program jobs using the FWS program.

The amount of FWS dollars a student is awarded represents eligibility for work in approved on or off campus jobs. Students who are offered FWS are not committed to a job or guaranteed a job; however, they receive priority to find and accept a job on campus during the first three weeks of the fall semester.

Off Campus Employers

Off-Campus employers are welcome to post part time jobs for students on this page. We asked that you provide the information back to us on students that you hired, using the form within the suggestion box.

Baylor University wants to ensure employers recruiting our students meet the integrity, values, and marketability we want for our students. To ensure consistency, we vet all new employer based on a set of criteria. To determine if an employer meets our criteria, NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers) Principles for Employment Professionals, and NSEA (National Student Employment Association) we evaluate the following items of the employers. If they meet our criteria, then they are approved to post positions with our office.

  1. Initial review is to ensure this is an employer the University supports having on campus
  2. The University stance is not to allow a third-party recruiter to post jobs from other companies in our systems. The University will allow postings for third-party recruiters for internal positions only and after a thorough vetting of the recruiting company.
  3. Review the employer website for accuracy and consistency with information provided to the University. Conduct internet search on the company and contact person for the posting to ensure validity of the company.