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FWS Off-Campus Employer Information

Introduction to the Federal Work-Study Program

Federal Work-Study is a federally subsidized work program, which provides on-campus and off-campus employment opportunities to eligible undergraduate and graduate students with financial need.  The FWS program provides part-time employment to students attending CSUSB who need the funding to help meet their costs of post-secondary education.  Through the Federal Work-Study Program, students engage in work for the University and non-profit agencies (as defined by the Internal Revenue Service).  Students employed through the Federal Work-Study Program provide essential services to the University and to the community that enable them to gain valuable work experience.


New off-campus agencies interested in participating in the Federal Work-Study (FWS) program must send an email at

NOTE:  Off-Campus returning employers are required to complete annual training presented by the FWS team. Sessions will be held toward the end of the Spring semester and throughout Summer. A recording will be made available after all live sessions have occurred.