Benefits of using FWS funds

There are many benefits of using Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program funds, such as FWS employment being positively linked to academic achievement and graduation. In addition, FWS earnings are excluded in determining expected family contribution in the next financial aid year.

More benefits include:

  • Flexible work schedules
  • Option to reduce student loans
  • Valuable work experience
  • Reduced transportation costs with employment on or near campus in most cases
  • Exemption from FICA tax (for FWS earnings)

Work-study award verification

Students should provide the financial aid notification (FAN) letter to an employer as confirmation of an award for the current academic term. Learn how to print a FAN page as verification by using this print your FAN letter tutorial.

Work-study job search

Our office does not place students in positions that accept FWS funds. We encourage you to find a position using IUPUI’s online job-posting site, JagJobs. Please note that almost all on-campus positions will accept students with work-study funds. You can also type “work study” into the keyword search or select the category “work study” when searching. 

Log in to JagJobs

I-9 documentation required to start working

All incoming students intending to work on or off campus need to bring their acceptable Form I-9 documents with them.

The documents must be unexpired originals, which means that photo copies and scans are not acceptable documents. Students without these required documents cannot fill out an I-9 and will not be allowed to work until they can present the required documents. 

Click here to see the list of acceptable documents.