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Job postings are published on the Northwestern University Student Job Board, part of the Northwestern Student Employment website.

Students may filter job openings that specifically require FWS eligibility but are welcome to apply to all jobs. 

Federal Work-Study Jobs are only available during the fall, winter, and spring quarters. There is no FWS Summer employment. If a job posting indicates a start date before the academic year, the employer will classify your wages as regular temporary student wages.

Things to Remember for Employers

Only Northwestern supervisors or department administrators may submit job posting requests. 

Off-campus community service agencies and government partners must contact Trish Schumacher for assistance in submitting a job posting. 

  • Direct hires may be found to violate Equal Employment Opportunity regulations. It is best to post job opportunities on the Student Job Board. 
  • For job posting edits or removal requests, please contact our office. Jobs will automatically be removed from the Student Job Board after 45 days.  
  • Students should NOT be in the workplace training, shadowing, or working before being authorized to work. Job injuries incurred before employment authorization from Northwestern Human Resources are not covered by Workers’ Compensation. The hiring department is liable for all incurred workplace injuries reported if a person begins working before being legally authorized to work.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Northwestern University and the Federal Work-Study Program abide by the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA). A student's FWS  earnings limit and the remaining balance are never shared with employers before the student's official hire date.