Work Study


Federal Work Study Program

Students who demonstrate financial need based on their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) may be eligible for Federal Work Study (FWS). Obtaining an FWS position is very competitive at Lourdes University.

Important facts about FWS:

  • 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

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.

Available Positions

College Central Network

Federal Work Study jobs and other employment opportunities will be listed on College Central:

  1. Click the image above to sign up for a free College Central Account
  2. Click on "Students" and then "Create Account"
  3. Your Access ID will be your Student ID number
  4. Upon completion, the Career Services Office will approve your account
  5. Login and navigate to "Search for Opportunities Posted to My School"
  6. Filter by "On Campus" job location
  7. The job descriptions will have contact information for the supervisor. Contact them to inquire about the job posting.

If you have questions, please contact the Career Services Office at 419-824-3704, or via Email.


Learn More


Financial Aid Office
Phone: 419-824-3732
Toll Free: 1-800-878-3210
Fax: 419-517-8866
Email Financial Aid

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