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Federal Work-Study Program

Rowan University participates in the Department of Education's Federal Work-Study Program (FWS). This program provides jobs both on and off-campus for students who indicate a desire to participate in the Work-Study program on their FAFSA and demonstrate financial need. Many student worker positions provide skills and experience which will assist students in their career development. Students are able to work up to 20 hours per week and earn a bi-weekly paycheck for the hours they worked. 

If you wish to participate in this program, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.studentaid.gov and indicate your interest in working a work-study position by answering YES to the work-study question.

Applying for a Work-Study position at Rowan - Stratford campus

If you are interested in participating in the Federal Work-Study Program, start by submitting the 2021/2022 FAFSA application at www.studentaid.gov. Then review the open Rowan University - Stratford Campus FWS Job Opportunities below. Read over the job descriptions for all open FWS positions. Once you find a position you are interested in, please contact the department supervisor directly by sending an email of interest along with your most recent resume or CV. The supervisor will contact you for an interview.

Your supervisor will coordinate with the Student Financial Aid Office to determine FWS eligibility. Your financial aid profile is based on numerous moving parts, if you think you may be eligible, you may contact Brandi Blanton at blanton@rowan.edu to confirm. A student may be initially told they are ineligible, then a change may make them eligible, and vice versa. 

Eligible students will receive a Human Resource packet. All completed packets will be sent to Human Resources for review. Students may not begin working before they have been cleared by HR and given an official start date. 

Eligibility for FWS

FWS Basic Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility for Federal Work-Study (FWS) is determined based on your FAFSA and your subsequent financial need. 

  1. You must have a valid FAFSA on file.
  2. You must be eligible to receive financial aid (you are not required to accept a federal loan).
  3. You must demonstrate financial need.

The Student Financial Aid Office does not automatically award all eligible students with FWS funds. Funding is made available to students who are interested in FWS on a first-come, first-served basis and are required to have an offer of employment to receive their award. 

Institutional Work-Study for Students who are Ineligible for FWS

If you are interested in participating in Work-Study and do not meet the eligibility requirements for the federal program, you may participate in the Institutional Work-Study Program (IWS). These positions are made available through institutional funding. Jobs vary from general office work to pre-professional opportunities. For more information IWS positions, please contact Brandi Blanton at blanton@rowan.edu.

Open FWS Positions

Position Name

Department Name

Contact

Job Description

Admissions Clerical Assistant RowanSOM Admissions

Supervisor: Nigel James

jamesn@rowan.edu

Click here for the job description 
Obstetrics & Gynecology Research Office FWS Student Obstetrics & Gynecology Research Office

Dr. Chen 

chenx1@rowan.edu

Click here for the job description
Family Medicine FWS  Student Family Medicine

Supervisor: Michael Mowery 

mowery@rowan.edu

 Click here for the job description