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Students may access FWS job openings on the Northwestern Student Job Board. A general student employment website accompanies the Student Job Board at

Employers must submit a Job Posting Form prior to hiring and paying any student employee with the Federal Work-Study wage subsidy. Off-Campus FWS agency partners should contact our office to inquire how to post their position.

Things to remember:

  • Direct hires are not permissible and may be found to be in violation of Equal Employment Opportunity regulations. Employers must notify the Federal Work-Study Office regarding position changes including job removal requests. 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.  

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Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

University and the Federal Work-Study Office abide by the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA). A student's total FWS allotment and remaining balance is not shared with employers prior to the student's official hire date.

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.