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Federal Work-Study Program


Federal Work-Study 2023-24

Students may work and earn federal work-study wages from Tuesday, September 19, 2023, through Saturday, June 8, 2024. 

Students must remain eligible to earn FWS wages.

If a student declined their 2023-2024 Federal Work-Study allotment in CAESAR  but has changed their mind, please contact our office.

Job postings are added to and updated on the Northwestern University Student Job Board throughout the school year as requested by the hiring supervisors. Only Northwestern supervisors and approved Community Service partners may submit job posting requests. Job postings are automatically removed after 45 days.

The Work-Study Authorization Form is no longer required for new or returning student employees.

If you are hiring a student employee, please reference the list of required hiring documents.

  • Off-campus FWS agency employers must contact Trish Schumacher when hiring a student to participate in the FWS program at your organization. If a student who worked for you in the previous year will be returning for the 2023-24 academic year, please also contact Trish Schumacher.

The Federal Work-Study Office abides by the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA). A student's total FWS allotment and remaining balance are never shared with employers before the student's official hire date.

FWS Supervisors and constituents may sign up for our FWS newsletter. Periodic emails are sent throughout the year. 

Summer 2024

There is no FWS summer employment. Students should only be paid with FWS funding during the fall, winter, and spring quarters. 

Land Acknowledgement Statement

The Northwestern campus sits on the traditional homelands of the people of the Council of Three Fires, the Ojibwe, Potawatomi, and Odawa as well as the Menominee, Miami, and Ho-Chunk nations. We acknowledge and honor the original people of the land upon which Northwestern University stands and the Native people who remain on this land today.