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 are paid semi-monthly for
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. If you have questions about
the Federal Work Study program refer to the FWS FAQ's.
(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 http://pages.jh.edu/stujob
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
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
additional employment, internship, and scholarship opportunities through
the federal government, visit: http://www.studentjobs.gov/e-scholar.asp