Federal Work Study

Aurora University is committed to providing meaningful work opportunities, enabling students to make the transition from on-campus student work to future internships and life after college.

Federal Work-Study (FWS) is a financial aid program based on need computed from the information provided on the FAFSA. Students who are not eligible for FWS or who have depleted FWS eligibility may work on campus and be paid through regular wages.

Even though FWS monies are listed on your financial aid award letter, it is not credited to your student account like a grant or scholarship. FWS earnings are paid to the student in the form of a bi-weekly payroll check. Students may work up to 15 hours per week and are paid following the current minimum wage guidelines.

A variety of on-campus student employment opportunities are available at Aurora University through the Office of Career Services. There are also employment opportunities available in off-campus community service settings as well. Students are advised to weigh several factors such as the job requirements, their skill level, their interests and their class load before pursuing available positions.

For more information, please contact Michelle Neitzel, Student Employment Coordinator, by phone at 630-844-6880 or by email at mneitzel@aurora.edu.


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Office of Financial Aid

Eckhart Hall 205
347 S. Gladstone Ave.
Aurora, IL 60506
630-844-6190
800-742-5281
630-844-6191 (fax)
finaid@aurora.edu