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Federal Work-Study Students - Required Employment Forms


Congratulations on your new Federal Work-Study (FWS) student employment position at National Louis University! 

Let's get started!

Now that you have been hired as a new FWS student employee, there are few steps you must complete before beginning your FWS position. Please read all of the information thoroughly from beginning to end, be sure to use the checklist and note the items that must be completed prior to or on your first day of work.

Newly Hired Federal Work-Study Student Packet

Returning student employees do not need to complete all the required forms below each year.  If returning to your last position, please contact your last supervisor and they will initiate the re-hire paperwork.

Re-Hired FWS Student Packet

CSP FWS Re-Hire Packet

If not returning to your last position, please apply for a new job at and complete the current year's Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  An International student applying for a graduate assistantship position is not required to complete the FAFSA.  International students are not eligible to apply for Federal Work-Study positions but may apply for a Graduate Assistantship position

Time Reporting Process

‌‌Bi-weekly Federal Work-Study Employees & Supervisors

Input Your Time Online

Timecard Reporting Process for Bi-weekly FWS Employees

The online system allows Federal Work-Study student employees to input their time through the NLU Portal.  After the time information is entered by a FWS student employee, it will flow electronically to the FWS supervisor for approval and then finally to payroll for processing.

Training materials for your reference are available below:


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