Work Study

The Federal Work Study Program (FWS) is an opportunity to earn money to help cover your educational expenses while gaining experience working on campus. 

To select and place FWS recipients, we consider students’ eligibility, interview, and demonstrated financial need. There are a variety of FWS positions available on campus, including:

  • Library Assistant
  • Lab Assistant
  • IT Department Assistant
  • Admissions Department Assistant
  • Peer Tutor

FWS Guidelines


To receive FWS funds, students must complete a FAFSA and maintain at least a 2.0 GPA.

If you fail to meet satisfactory academic progress, you must immediately discontinue Federal Work Study.

Hours, Location, and Pay

FWS students may work a maximum of 25 hours/week, in their assigned department only.

Students may not work:

  • from home;
  • on Saturdays;
  • during times when the college is closed, including intersession and holidays;
  • during their scheduled class time.

Students may work up to the last day of their individual finals for each semester.

Students receive FWS funds via bi-weekly paychecks for hours worked.

If you cannot report for work as instructed, or no longer wish employment, you must notify your direct supervisor, or risk your future eligibility for the program.


You must electronically report your time on the Touro One Portal.  Supervisors must approve your timesheet for each pay period.  Instructions are given when you are approved for Federal Work Study.