Work Study


Federal Work Study Program

Students who demonstrate that they are effective, dependable employees can open many doors for their future, no matter what position they fill on campus.

Available Positions

Financial Aid Work Study Student

Department: Financial Aid
Location: MAH 127
Reports to: Callie Bunch, Financial Aid Administrative Asst.
Hours: 10 hours per week depending on student and office schedules
Contact: Callie Bunch at 419-517-7487

The duties of this position are mainly clerical but include assisting with the telephone and interacting with students at the front desk. We prefer a creative person who also can update our Financial Aid bulletin board. Other duties include: scanning of paperwork to file properly in student records and processing of incoming and outgoing mail correspondence. Tasks will vary depending on the department's needs. This position assists the entire Financial Aid department and requires a student that is dependable and will be at work on the days and times they are scheduled.

Experience with computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook is helpful. Will be required to use the Banner computer system used on campus. Attention to detail and organizational skills very important. Great customer service skills required.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

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What is Federal Work-Study?

FWS (federal work study) is a source of federally funded, need-based financial aid whereby eligible students can search for and obtain a job working on or off campus at a pre-determined FWS location. You can work up to 20 hours per week and earn a paycheck biweekly. Students who demonstrate financial need based on their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) may be eligible for work study.

Am I eligible for Federal Work Study?

To find out if you are eligible for FWS just file your FAFSA, making sure to check that you are interested in Federal Work Study. Then wait for your financial aid award letter from Lourdes to see if federal work study has been awarded to you. In some cases if you do not see FWS on your award letter you may still be eligible. Contact the Financial Aid Office (FAO) to find out.

Things you Need to Know

FWS at Lourdes University is very competitive. When a position is available it is posted right here on this webpage. You can then click the link to open the job description. If it looks like a job you might be interested in just contact the individual listed in the job description for further details and/or an interview.

  • The funds come directly to you in the form of a paycheck. They are not applied to your bill. 
  • A work study position is not guaranteed. As the student you are responsible for searching for and obtaining employment.
  • In order to work as a federal work study student you must be enrolled at Lourdes University. If, for example you attend classes and have an FWS position for fall, but are not attending spring semester, you cannot work as an FWS in spring.
  • If you don’t see any positions posted, don’t get discouraged! Check back regularly as jobs are posted on a continual basis.
If you have any questions regarding FWS please contact the financial aid office at 419-824-3732 or email Finaid@lourdes.edu

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Financial Aid Office
Toll Free: 1-800-878-3210
Fax: 419-517-8866

Office Hours
Monday - Thursday:
9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturdays & evenings:
by appointment only