Student Employment Programs

Federal Work Study Program (FWSP)

Application Procedures

Application is made through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Eligibility for FWSP is determined on the basis of financial need. A separate job application is required for placement purposes only. Forms are available in the financial aid office.

Selection of Recipients and Allocation of Awards

Niagara University makes employ-ment reasonably available to all eligible students in the institution who are in need of financial aid. In the event that more students are eligible for FWSP than there are funds and/or positions available, preference is given to students who have great financial need and who must earn a part of their education expenses.

Award Schedule

Niagara University arranges jobs on campus, or off campus, with public or private nonprofit agencies. The program encourages community-service work and work related to students’ course of study.

Factors considered by the financial aid office in determining whether, and for how many hours, the recipient may work under this program are:

  • financial need
  • class schedule
  • academic progress

Level of salary must be at least the federal minimum wage; maximum wage is dependent on the nature of the job and applicant qualifications. Students are paid biweekly.

Rights and Responsibilities of Recipients

Satisfactory job performance.