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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 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 Translational Biomedical Engineering and Sciences

If you are interested in participating in the Federal Work-Study Program, start by submitting the 2024/2025 FAFSA application at 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 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. Please answer Yes to the "interested in Federal Work Study" question within the FAFSA application.
  2. You must be eligible to receive financial aid (you are not required to borrow a federal loan). To cancel, reduce, or adjust your Federal Aid, please email
  3. You must demonstrate financial need
  4. Federal Work Study students may be paid for one Federal Work Study position at a time. Contact your supervisor to terminate your current position before applying for a second position.

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

Open FWS Positions

Position Name Department Name Contact Job Description

Financial Wellness Assistant 

Rowan-Virtua Student Financial Aid

Joanie Page