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Federal Work-Study Program

Federal Work-Study (FWS) is a federal program which offers eligible students part-time opportunitiues to work up to twently hours per week and earn a pay check. Job opportunities are locatioed both on-campus or with an approved off-campus Community Service Partner (CSP). Work-study is a need-based form of financial aid, and eligibility is determined by the information the student provides on their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).


Benefits

We do our best to match work-study students with jobs related to their field of interest, in most cases.  Here are some of the benefits of work-study at NLU:

  • An opportunity to earn money to help pay for educational expenses.
  • Provides many valuable experiences. Future employers are usually impressed with students who have work experience.
  • Provides opportunities to serve the community (including tutoring, mentoring and family literacy) and to work in areas related to your field of study.
  • Creates and atmosphere to practice communication, interpersonal, time management and other skills.
  • Development of marketable skills
  • Your supervisor knows you are a college student first and therfore, they try to be as flexible as possible in scheduling work hours around your class schedule.
  • Your FWS supervisor may become an excellent reference.

Earn While You Learn!

Eligibility

A student must:

  • Demonstrate financial need via the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy .
  • Be a U.S. citizen or U.S. National.
  • Have a valid Social Security number (with the exception of students from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau).
  • Be registered with Selective Service, if you’re a male (you must register between the ages of 18 and 25).
  • Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student in an eligible degree or certificate program.
  • Not have certain drug convictions. Further information is available online at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/eligibility/criminal-convictions.
  • Not be receiving aid at another college or university simultaneously.
  • Sign the certification statement on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) stating that:
    • you are not in default on a federal student loan and do not owe money on a federal student grant and
    • you will use federal student aid only for educational purposes; and
  • Qualify to obtain a college of career school education, wither by having a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) certificate, or by completing a high school education in a homeschool setting approved under state law.

 Additional information regarding eligibility criteria is online at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/eligibility

Information for New Federal Work-Study (FWS) Students

How to apply for a FWS Job

For students who have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the current academic year, follow these steps:

  • Review the Federal Work-Study jobs online at https://jobs.nl.edu/ and apply for a job that interests you.
  • Contact the hiring supervisor listed in the job posting to possibly schedule an interview.
  • Discuss the details of the employment with the supervisor. Only one work-study job is permitted.
  • Complete all required hiring paperwork in the Newly Hired Federal Work-Study Packet.

Information for Rehired Federal Work-Study Students

For students who have complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the current academic year, follow these steps:

NOTE: It is imperative to complete the student hiring process, including all required FWS employment paperwork prior to the start date. Otherwise, the University and the hiring department is out of compliance with federal laws and regulations which could result in the University receiving federal fines.

Getting Started After Hired

 

FWS Community Service Partnerships (CSP) With Not-For-Profit Agencies

Interested in partnering with NLU to offer Federal Work-Study positions at your location? 
Learn more about this exciting win-win partnership! 

You provide the job and training and we handle the payroll and provide the funding!

 

NLU Departmental Hiring of Federal Work-Study (FWS) Students

  • If you are an NLU department that would like to hire or re-hire a FWS Student Employee, please complete the Authorization to Employ (ATE) request at jobs.nl.edu/hr.
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  • CHICAGO DOWNTOWN CAMPUS

    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
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    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
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    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

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    Skokie, IL 60077
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    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
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    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
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    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
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