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Welcome to the Federal Work-Study program at Notre Dame of Maryland University! The Work-Study program is a federally funded employment program that offers the university and other local organizations (off-campus tutors and service initiatives) the opportunity to acquire free student services at little or no cost to the employer. Employers assist students with building career skills and professionalism while gaining help in the office. We encourage any Notre Dame of Maryland University department or office to apply and participate throughout the fall and/or spring. 

For some students, Work-Study employment is their first real job. Students can learn time management skills, build analytical and problem solving skills, and strengthen their communication. It is also a huge benefit to the student especially if she can work in the department for which she is majoring.

The benefits to participating include:

  • Free employees. Federal work study students are paid by federal funds. Please use this Pay Scale as a guideline to determine the pay rate of your student workers.
  • Providing valuable professional skills to the students.
  • Receive eager, motivated employees to support departmental staff.

To be eligible as a Federal Work-Study employer you must:

General hiring guidelines include verifying FWS eligibility with the Federal Work Study coordinator, scheduling an interview with the student once she has applied for the position, and communicating your hiring decision in a timely manner to the office of financial aid. The Federal Work Study Cycle for 2013-14 has closed.

Federal Work Study Facts for 2012-2013 year

  • 131 registered full-time Women’s College students were offered FWS funds
  • 95 registered students have been hired as the FWS employees
  • 63 % of the FWS employees are new Women’s College students
  • 37% of the FWS employees are returning Women’s College students