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Fernando, Gihan S
Executive Director-Career Center

Career Center
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016-8033-8011

Federal Work Study (FWS) is a federally sponsored program that enables eligible students to earn income through part-time employment with select organizations, including the university, local nonprofit organizations, and government agencies.

Eligible students who complete the FAFSA and have demonstrated financial need are awarded FWS as part of their financial aid packages. On average, students who accept their awards earn a maximum of $1,800 by working 8-12 hours per week during the academic year.

FWS Opportunities

A range of FWS opportunities exist to satisfy AU students’ diverse interests and to meet critical needs of the university and its community. Application processes vary for each type of FWS opportunity, so carefully review each job posting and follow the application instructions.

Support AU Faculty and Staff

Enjoy the convenience of working on campus and choose from a wide variety of jobs that range from marketing and administrative support to research and blogging. Earn competitive wages that start at $12.50 an hour.

Empower a Child

Prepare preschoolers for academic success by becoming a Jumpstart Corps member. Work with the School of Education, Teaching, and Health to inspire young children to learn while building your professional skills. Earn $12.50 an hour or an AmeriCorps education award.

Work with a Nonprofit or Government Agency

Demonstrate your commitment to public service and gain professional experience in fields such as health care, housing, social services, community development, and environmental education. Earn competitive wages ranging from $12.50-19.00 an hour with the Public Service Work Study Program.


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