Federal Work-Study Program
Work-Study is a federally funded program that provides job opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students who are eligible to participate in need based financial aid programs. Work-Study student workers will be placed in various departments on and off campus, to help offset a portion of their educational expenses. To be considered for Federal Work Study, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and indicate on the FAFSA your interest in Federal Work Study as part of your financial aid.
The grant is awarded on a first come, first serve basis, so be sure to file your FAFSA as early as possible. If you are awarded the Federal Work Study grant, you can view your award by logging into your CUNY Portal account. You will also receive an award letter via email.
If you have been awarded the Federal Work Study Grant, you will be emailed a link to complete the Federal Work Study Orientation quiz. In order to participate in the Federal Work Study program, you are required to complete and pass the Federal Work Study Orientation Quiz, with 100%. Once you pass the quiz, you will receive a certificate of completion. You will be required to print the certificate of completion and bring it to Financial Aid Services.
Please review the Federal Work Study information below. It includes information about job placements, and terms and conditions of the Federal Work Study Program. You will need this information to complete the quiz.
If you would like to participate in the Federal Work Study Program, but have not been offered the grant, you can be placed on a waitlist, by clicking on the following link: Federal Work Study Wait List Request Form. You will be notified via email if you have been awarded the Federal Work Study grant from the wait list, and will be instructed to complete the Federal Work Study Orientation Quiz.
If you have any further questions, please email the Work Study Coordinator, Mrs. Umana Walters, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Undergraduate students: Please review the STARR Search instructions: STARR Search Quick Start Guide
If you have any questions, please email Ms. Cruz Marina Esquilin in the STARR Career Development Center, at email@example.com.
Graduate students: To apply for positions, please visit Financial Aid Services. The listing of available positions are in the office.
Federal Work Study Sheet Topics:
NOTE: When submitting timesheets, please only put the last four digits of student's social security number.
- W4 (Employee Withholding) 2015
- I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) 2015
- NYS Employee Withholding 2015
- NYS Employee Exemption from Withholding 2015
- CUNY FERPA Agreement
- Statement of Supervisor's Responsibilities
- Labor Pay Notice