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Federal Work Study

Federal Work Study is offered through the federal campus-based aid program and provides employment opportunities to eligible matriculated students.  

Priority consideration is given to students who file a FAFSA by the priority deadline  (listed below). Be sure to answer Yes to the FAFSA question asking if you are interested in receiving Federal Work Study.

Priority Filing Deadline – February 15th

The award amount is based on the student's financial need, the availability of funds to the campus, the number of hours the student can work per week, and the current pay rate.   Students receive Federal Work Study funds in the form of a bi-weekly paycheck for the hours worked. On campus job opportunities are listed on the Career Center Website.

What is the Community Service FWS Program?

The Community Service Federal Work Study program (CSFWS) is a federally subsidized work program, which provides eligible students the opportunity to work for a public or 501 (c) 3 non-profit sector organization whose mission and work benefit the community. 

Stony Brook University participates in the Community Service FWS program during both: the academic year and summer semesters. The Career Center  works with several community based agencies that offer these positions to eligible students. 

What are the benefits?

Participation in the program allows students to combine the financial need to work with the personal goal of helping the community and expanding industry experience. Eligible students have the opportunity to design a service experience in collaboration with a partnering organization. 

* Is recommended for students to have their own transportation to commute to and from the employer site.  

Who is eligible?

The Financial Aid Office determines eligibility and the maximum earnings each student is allowed per academic year. Currently enrolled undergraduate/graduate students who have a financial aid package may qualify for CS FWS, with the following exceptions:

  • International students are not eligible

For more information about  how to secure the CS FWS position, please contact the Career Career at 631-632-3810 or .