Federal Work Study

Student Employment at SCAD includes the U.S. Department of Education's Federal Work-Study (FWS) program. For the university to meet federal requirements and receive FWS funding, a portion of FWS dollars must be paid to FWS-eligible students working in community service jobs. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before SCAD can determine FWS eligibility*. The FAFSA is available to U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens.

Positions at the following venues support the university's commitment to provide services that improve the quality of life in the community and qualify for federal funds:

  • Trustees Theater
  • SCAD Museum of Art
  • SCAD art galleries and exhibitions

In addition, SCAD must place FWS-eligible students as reading or math tutors in elementary schools giving priority placement to schools that are participating in a reading reform project. SCAD's flagship reading tutor program is "Book Buddies."

Book Buddies work at local elementary schools as reading tutors to support literacy efforts. This community service opportunity is designed to improve literacy for school-aged children through effective and quality tutoring, mentorship and positive role modeling. Only applicants who are eligible for FWS funds will be considered. If hired, students must complete a one-hour training prior to working as a tutor. Mandatory meetings are held throughout the quarter.

*To be FWS-eligible, students must also have remaining unmet need as determined by the FAFSA and other aid.