Thomas Jefferson University

Federal Work-Study Program

The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program is a federally funded financial aid program designed to assist qualifying students meet their educational expenses through on-campus employment. FWS students are paid at varying rates depending on job duties, and the skills and experience necessary for the job.

Wages are paid on a bi-weekly basis. Most positions are with departments within the University and Hospital, and a percentage of positions are community-service related. A FWS position is an excellent opportunity for professional development.  

FWS awards to students are based on the student's financial need and the University's annual allocation.


Resources for Prospective FWS Students


Resources for Prospective FWS Employers

To request a Federal-Work Study position in your department, please complete the Federal Work-Study Job Description Employee Request Form.