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Student Employment

Support for Student Employees


Student employment programs are administered by the CWRU Office of Student Employment. The two types of student employment at Case Western Reserve University are Federal College Work-Study Program and the student employment program.

Federal College Work-Study Program (FCWSP)

The Work-Study Program is a form of federal financial aid. A portion of the student's wages are paid by the federal government, and the remaining portion is paid by the university department employing the student, up to the student's earnings limit. Any wages a student earns through this program are excluded as income for purposes of financial aid need assessment in subsequent years. Earnings from the Federal Work-Study Program should be correctly reported on the following year’s FAFSA to avoid being penalized for those earnings. Review the FAFSA instructions for details.

Student Employment Program

The Student Employment Program allows a student to work on campus, but is not a form of financial aid. Unlike work-study, the entirety of the student's wages are paid by the university department employing the student, and any wages earned are considered income for the purposes of financial aid need assessment in subsequent years.