The Federal Work-Study (FWS) program gives you an opportunity to earn money to help pay for your educational expenses.
There are a multitude of part-time Work-Study jobs available. Employers receive a large subsidy when they hire Work-Study students, so you are much more likely to be hired if you have Work-Study eligibility.
The FWS program provides opportunities to serve the community (including tutoring) and to work in areas related to your course of study.
Your employer knows you are a college student first. Employers try to be as flexible as possible in scheduling work hours around your class schedule.
Because FWS is a financial aid need-based program, Work-Study income (although taxable) does not affect your future financial aid eligibility.
FWS provides many valuable experiences. Future employers are generally impressed with students who have job experience and who have worked while attending school.
FWS creates an atmosphere to practice communication, interpersonal skills, time management and other work place techniques within the student's job.
Your FWS supervisor may become an excellent reference. Your FWS job adds a new dimension to your career planning and distinguishes your background from other job seekers.
Part-time employment through FWS enhances your education and adds a new perspective to your studies. You will see things from another point of view, which will help to develop your analytical and critical thinking skills.