Federal Work Study Program Information
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What's an EAF?
The Employment Authorization Form (EAF) is a student's work contract.
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Students who wish to be considered for the FWSP must be financially eligible according to federal and university policy. Students must meet all annual Office of Financial Aid eligibility parameters for obtaining aid, and must adhere to all deadlines. In particular, students must file the FAFSA by the Rutgers priority deadline. Continuing students must also meet a minimum earnings requirement, established by the OFA, in order to be eligible from year to year.
Job Application/Placement Process for Rutgers Students
FWSP-eligible students will see "Federal Work Study Program" listed under the "Awards" section of their Financial Aid Award Letter, as well as a link to the federal work study job application under the "You are Required To" section.
New FWSP students must complete and submit a job application in order to be placed in a job. It is important to be very thorough and accurate when completing the job application. Students should consult the general job categories list when completing the application. Newark students can review an additional list of job openings.
Continuing FWSP students must complete a FWSP job survey which they will receive via email each March in order to either continue in the same job or be placed in a new job for the following academic year. Continuing students who indicate on the survey that they wish to be placed in a new job, will receive a link to the job application on their Financial Aid Award Letter.
The SEO will place students who have completed job applications in FWSP jobs based on the information provided on the job application, on a first-come, first-served basis. Requests to work in specific departments will be considered whenever possible. FWSP job placements are authorized by the Student Employment Office only.
Notification of job placements begins in June and continues through the start of the academic year.
FWSP-eligible students will receive an email with instructions on how to view their Employment Authorization Forms (EAFs) and accept their job placements. Job placement information and supervisor contact information will be listed on the EAF. Students must reach out to their supervisors to discuss the details of their job, scheduling, payroll, start date, etc. Students who do not receive a job placement email by September 5, 2017 should visit the SEO in-person, to speak with a staff member.
Information for RBHS Students
RBHS students interested in a part-time job through the FWSP can contact the appropriate FWSP coordinator.
Off-Campus Community Service Program
FWSP-eligible students can choose to earn their funds by working in approved Off-Campus Community Service Program (OCCSP) positions.
Students are not placed in OCCSP jobs. They must contact the organization they are interested in working for and be hired by the organization.
Once hired, students must inform their regional SEO of the job they have been hired for and must also set up an appointment for payroll registration by contacting the appropriate staff member:
- New Brunswick students -
- Newark students -
- Camden students -
Students cannot begin working in OCCSP jobs until they have completed the payroll registration process.
On the Job Information
Learn more about getting paid, work schedules, departmental rules, and more on the student resources page.