Understanding work-study jobs

Students who complete the FAFSA are considered for a work-study award. These funds are limited so early FAFSA applicants increase their chances of receiving this award. There are three types of work-study funds at Fort Lewis College: Federal, State, and Institutional.

Work-study is a financial aid program that enables students to work and earn money to assist with educational expenses. See Types of Financial Aid for details about work-study awards and how to apply.

Obtaining a job

It is the responsibility of the student to secure their work-study position on campus. Most departments will post job openings in Handshake. You can also run by Career Services Office.

Work-study contracts

First Time Awardees – If a student receives work-study for the first time they will need to go to Skyhawk Station to pick-up their contract. Contracts will be available approximately 2-3 weeks before the school year begins. If the student has not previously been employed at Fort Lewis College they must complete a federal I-9 form, which requires the student to provide documentation of citizenship and identification. A passport meets all requirements, or the student can provide a driver's license and Social Security card, or other suitable identification, when they pick up their contract.

Previous Awardees – If a student has been awarded work-study, and they have worked for Fort Lewis College previously, their work-study contract will be mailed to them approximately 2-3 weeks before the school year begins. Completing a new federal I-9 is not required.

Work-study deadline

ALL work-study contracts must be completed and returned to Skyhawk Station by 4:00pm on Census day. Work-study awards will be canceled on those not returned by the deadline.

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

Fort Lewis College does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political beliefs, or veteran status.