Types of Student Employment Programs

Students can work in three types of employment programs offered by the ASU Student Employment Office. The job search will tell you which type of program(s) the employer is participating in.

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General Info

  • FWS is a federally funded campus-based program designed to create additional job opportunities for students eligible to participate in need-based financial aid programs.
  • The hiring department pays only a percentage of the student's wages; the federal government subsidizes the remaining portion.
  • The program encourages community service work and work related to the student's course of study.
  • A FWS award is not disbursed in a lump sum, but through bi-weekly paychecks for hours actually worked. Therefore you must meet eligibility requirements throughout your employment.
  • A FWS award will NOT automatically credit your university charges.
  • FWS is awarded as part of your financial aid package. In order to activate your FWS award, you still need to apply and be hired in a FWS job. As an incoming student for the fall semester, you may start working in a FWS position on the first day of fall classes. Once all the federal funds have been committed, the program closes.
  • As a FWS employee, you are limited to earn the amount of your FWS award. Once you reach your earning limitation, the employer has the option of continuing your employment under the Hourly Employment Program. Due to budget restrictions, there is no guarantee for an hourly continuation. You may need to seek other employment.
  • Paychecks will be available in your department (or at the Cashier's Office of the Tempe campus for off-campus FWS jobs). You may also enroll in direct deposit through MyASU under the Employee Self Service and Payroll & Compensation section.
  • FWS employment must end the day of graduation.
  • FWS earnings are considered taxable income by the IRS.
  • Important FAFSA Information—when you complete your FAFSA for the next academic year, you need to deduct your FWS earnings from your reported income using Worksheet C. FWS earnings are considered financial aid and are not included in the calculation of your EFC.

Eligibility

  • To work in a FWS position, you should have a FWS award listed on your FAN. (view your FAN online here) Contact seo@asu.edu to request a FWS award.
  • Meet the Standard Student Eligibility Criteria
  • Enrolled at least half-time at ASU
    • Undergraduates = 6+ credit hours
    • Graduates = 5+ credit hours

Requirements

  • You may not work during the hours you are scheduled to be in class.
  • US citizens or eligible non-citizens may not work more than an average of 25 hours a week (or 62.5 percent FTE) over a rolling twelve month period. This maximum applies to the combined total of all jobs, including hours associated with stipends paid for services. Graduate Assistants may work a total of 20 hours per week.

FWS Programs

  • On-Campus FWS Program: Offers jobs on all ASU campuses.
  • Off-Campus FWS Program: Provides employment opportunities in federal, state and local public agencies or private non-profit organizations.
  • Community Service FWS: Engages students in improving the quality of life for community residents available on- and off-campus. Under Job Search, enter "Community Services FWS" in the Keyword text field when searching for these jobs.
  • America Reads: In partnership with a public school or school district, reading tutors lead children in elementary school through the 9th grade in developing basic reading skills and academic confidence through literacy activities.
  • America Counts: In partnership with a public school or school district, math tutors lead children in elementary school through the 9th grade in developing basic math skills and academic confidence.

Summer Semester Info

  • Have a completed FAFSA for the current academic year on file and be eligible for need-based aid.
  • Enroll in summer classes.
  • If you are not enrolled for summer sessions:
    • Have a completed FAFSA for the current academic year on file and be eligible for need-based aid.
    • Have a completed FAFSA for the coming academic year on file and be eligible for need-based aid.
    • Your FWS earnings during this time of non-enrollment will be considered as a resource for the next enrollment period, which could affect your financial aid awards for the coming academic year.

Search for Jobs

General Info

  • Hourly jobs are not subsidized by the federal government and are available to all eligible students.
  • The hiring department pays 100% of the student's wages.
  • Receive bi-weekly paychecks for hours actually worked in your department or enroll in direct deposit through MyASU under the Employee Self Service and Payroll & Compensation section.
  • Hourly earnings are considered taxable income by the IRS.
  • Hourly employment must stop two weeks after graduation or after a complete withdrawal from ASU.
  • You may apply for hourly employment positions throughout the year. New jobs are posted daily.

Eligibility

  • US citizen or eligible non-citizen enrolled in 1 or more credit hours.
  • F1 Visa students need to be enrolled full-time.
  • J1 visa students attending ASU under an academic exchange program must have permission to work from the Center for Global Education Services.
  • J1 visa students completing a degree at ASU must have permission to work from the International Students and Scholars Office.
  • Students with a visa classification other than "F" or "J" need to have permission to work from the Human Resources office located at your campus.
  • International students attending ASU to study English need to have permission from the American English and Culture Program.
  • Incoming students preregistered for the fall semester, may start working in an hourly position during the summer, as soon as they are registered for the fall semester.
  • Incoming students for the spring semester, may start working once the fall semester has ended.
  • Incoming students for the summer, may start working after the spring semester is over.
  • Students attending ASU for one summer session only, may work only during the registered summer session plus two weeks before or after respectively.

Requirements

  • You may not work during the hours you are scheduled to be in class.
  • US citizens or eligible non-citizens may not work more than an average of 25 hours a week (or 62.5 percent FTE) over a rolling twelve month period. This maximum applies to the combined total of all jobs, including hours associated with stipends paid for services.
  • Graduate Assistants may work a total of 20 hours per week.
  • International students with an F1 visa are allowed to work 20 hours per week during the academic year and may not work more than an average of 25 hours a week (62.5 percent FTE) over a rolling twelve month period. The maximum applies to the combined total of all jobs, including hours associated with stipends paid for services. Employment during the summer is allowed only for students who are registered full-time for the subsequent fall semester.

Search for Jobs

General Info

  • Part-time off-campus employment opportunities with employers throughout the Greater Phoenix area.
  • All terms of employment are strictly between the student and the employer.
  • Due to the volume of off-campus hourly jobs posted, we are unable to verify the integrity of each employer listing a job through this program. Therefore, use caution and common sense when applying for any position with any organization or residence. Do not put yourself in a vulnerable situation.

Eligibility Requirements

  • US Citizen or eligible non-citizen enrolled for 1 or more credit hours.
  • International students on a visa must have permission from the International Students and Scholars Office before applying for any off-campus jobs.
  • As an international student you may apply for jobs with employers located on your campus by contacting them directly (availability may vary by campus, Memorial Union vendors are an example of potential employers at the Tempe campus).