Federal Work-Study (FWS)
The Federal Work-Study Program at SCAD provides part-time on-campus and off-campus job opportunities for degree-seeking students. This federally funded program is designed to provide jobs that complement and reinforce a student’s educational program and career goals.
Money earned through federal work study can be used to help pay for any educational expenses such as tuition, fees, housing, books, supplies, etc. It’s important to remember that you are responsible for determining where the money is allocated: earnings are not automatically applied to tuition or fees, rather you will receive a biweekly payroll disbursement.
You must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid [link: http://www.fafsa.gov/] before SCAD can determine your federal work study eligibility. A FAFSA can be submitted by U.S. citizens and eligible noncitizens.
How to apply for student employment or FWS
- Log in to MySCAD
- Select the My Info tab
- Scroll down to the Student Employment channel
In the Student Employment channel, under "Eligibility," you will see one of the following:
- You are eligible for federal and institutional employment.
- You are eligible for federal employment.
- You are eligible for institutional employment.
- You are not eligible at this time.
If eligible for student employment, you should:
Student employee benefits
- Students with little or no employment experience can establish an employment record and acquire fundamental professional skills that are necessary in their desired professional careers.
- Students have an opportunity to gain career-related experience through various employment opportunities on and off campus.
- Supervisors of student employees are sensitive to a student's academic schedule and provide flexibility in scheduling around class times.
- Student employment positions provide networking opportunities for students who are beginning to build their professional careers.
A variety of community service opportunities are available for Federal Work-Study eligible students, who wish to provide services that improve the quality of life for community residents.
Each student is allowed to work a maximum of 20 hours per week.
There is no limit on the number of jobs students can have; however, each student cannot work more than 20 hours per week.