There primary benefit for students who are eligible for FWSP is that their federally-subsidized wages can allow them to pursue a wider range of employment opportunities to fulfill their term-time work expectation, particularly with employers who wouldn't otherwise be able to hire a student worker. Here are some examples of employers for which FWSP-eligible students can work with:
- On-Campus Jobs: Students can use FWSP funds for any on-campus position.
Off-Campus Jobs: The following off-campus employers qualify for FWSP:
- Recognized 501(c)3 non-profit organizations (i.e. shelters, hospitals, youth organizations, etc.)
- State, local and federal government agencies
- For-profit organizations whose business activity is related to the student's concentration
- Positions at religious organizations that do not involve constructing, operating, or maintaining any part of a building used for religious worship or sectarian instruction. For example, students can work at a church that is operating a homeless shelter but can not assist a religious leader in making a space ready for religious service.
Onboarding as a FWSP-eligible Student
The hiring process for FWSP-eligible students is slighty different than for those who aren't. In this section, FWSP-eligible students will learn:
- How to check their eligibility
- What kind of FWSP opportunities are available
- How to register as a FWSP student with the SEO