Off-Campus Work Study

The Off Campus Federal Work-Study (OCFWS) program enables eligible undergraduate federal work-study award recipients to hold paid community service* jobs.  Positions are available during the academic year and summer months (July and August). Students must be in good academic standing to participate in the Off Campus Federal Work-Study program.  If your academic status for the 2015-2016 academic year is in question, you may not be eligible for summer funding.  If you have questions about your academic standing, please contact the Office of the Dean of the College.

Funds for this program are limited, and applications for off campus work-study will be selected by a committee through a competitive process. Not all proposals will be approved for off-campus work. The funding cycle each year begins with the summer. There is an emphasis on summer assignments with any remaining funds used for limited academic year opportunities.

*Through OCFWS, community agencies are able to hire students at a reduced cost.  Please see eligibility for more information.


Off Campus Federal Work Study positions are available, through an application process, to many students receiving financial aid.  If you are not sure of your eligibility and have not been notified about OCFWS work opportunities, please contact the Student Employment Office.  The Swearer Center works to ensure that opportunities for service under the OCFWS program meet the intention and criteria of the program overall, but the Swearer Center does not make determination of financial eligibility.


Applications for the 2015-16 Academic Year are now being accepted. Eligible students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible - but no later than Friday, September 25th. Students will be notified of their application decision by late September/early October. After that time, applications for the academic year will be considered as long as funding permits.  

Download the application.

If you have questions, please contact