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. The maximum award amount for an academic year is $2000. This amount may be smaller depending on financial need. Based on a minimum wage of $14 an hour students tend to work 3-5 hours per week during the academic year.
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 $14.00 an hour.
Empower a Child
Prepare elementary, middle, and high schoolers for academic success by becoming a DC Reads member. Work with the School of Education and the Center for Community Engagement and Service to tutor and support youth in a school setting while building your professional skills. Earn $14.00 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 $14.00-19.00 an hour with the Public Service Work Study Program.