On-Campus Work Programs

On-Campus Work Programs

STUDENT WORK PROGRAM

Departments hire enrolled students for part-time jobs as student workers (sometimes called work-aids), tutors, and teaching assistants.

COLUMBIA WORK AWARD (CWA) PROGRAM

The CWA program is awarded by Student Financial Service to new students who want to work part-time on-campus.

The Student Work Program and Columbia Work Award positions are funded by Columbia College Chicago.

FEDERAL WORK STUDY PROGRAM

Departments also hire students who have a Federal Work-Study (FWS) award from Student Financial Services (SFS).  If awarded, FWS will appear on the student's Financial Aid Award Letter from SFS and on the Financial Aid menu of the student's OASIS account.  Student Employment does not determine who will receive FWS.

The majority of FWS jobs are on-campus.  However, eligible students may work off-campus for non-profits organizations in the Federal Work-Study Community Service Program.

The Department of Education funds the Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program.