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Federal Work-Study: Federal Work-Study (FWS), including Community Service and America Reads, is a federally funded program that provides subsidized part-time employment for students with financial need. The FWS amount in your aid package is the allotment of money that you may earn during the academic year. FWS awards are not credited to your bill. Students who do not meet the criteria for Federal Work Study may work on-campus in non-FWS positions, and their aid packages may include an earnings expectation called "JHU Work Opportunity". Students are paid semi-monthly for hours worked.

A wide variety of jobs are offered on and off campus and in community service settings. Students are free to choose their own jobs. Students work an average of 8 to 10 hours per week, though they may work up to 20 hours per week under the FWS/Community Service/America Reads (reading tutors) program. Earnings are used to help cover expenses such as books, travel, and other personal expenses. FWS, including Community Service and America Reads, job listings are available through the Student Employment Services Office website. A Student Job Fair is held in early September. In addition to providing money toward college expenses, FWS jobs offer work experience and opportunities to become involved with various on- and off-campus activities.

Part-time employment (if not eligible for Federal Work Study) is another resource available to the student to help meet the annual cost of education. The Student Employment Services Office provides information on part-time opportunities, both on and off campus, and paid internships. They also maintain a website at and a computerized listing of employers who are willing to hire students who may not qualify for Federal Work-Study or Community Service funding. Most students are able to locate jobs on campus regardless of financial eligibility.

Hopkins offers temporary employment opportunities for all students. The Student Employment Services Office can answer questions and provide assistance. Call (410) 516-8421 or visit the Student Employment Services website.

For additional employment, internship, and scholarship opportunities through the federal government, visit:


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