Registration Process

FWSP Registration

Key Documents.

  1. FWSP Referral Card (links found in the table below)
  2. I-9 employment eligibility verification process
Undergraduates Graduates
On-Campus Referral Card On-Campus Referral Card
Off-Campus Referral Card Off-Campus Referral Card


2017-2018 Federal Work Study Program (FWSP) Dates:
Monday, August 28th, 2017 - Saturday, May 12th, 2018
*HGSE: Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 - Friday, May 12th, 2018

  • Undergraduate: $11.00 - no maximum
  • Graduate: $13.50 - no maximum

Next Steps 

Please review the form and gather all necessary information before submitting. Choose one of the links provided in the above table for the appropriate form.

On-campus Employment

Federal Work Study Program eligible students may work anywhere on campus and utilize their FWSP award. Some departments may be looking for only FWSP eligible students while others are able to hire any students. Either way, having a FWSP award makes you an attractive candidate from a financial standpoint. If your FWSP status hasn't been discussed during the application and interview process, then please inform your supervisor as soon as you are offered a position. 

  • Within 2 business days of form submission, the student and employer will receive an email confirming the student's Federal Work Study eligibility, earnings ceiling, and next steps.
  • Please confirm the accuracy of the information in the email including the start date, end date, and pay rate.
  • The employer should make the quick-hire in PeopleSoft and send the Employee Record Number (most often a 0, 1, or 2) to the SEO by replying to the eligibility confirmation email.
  • The SEO will activate WST coding the Saturday after the referral form is received and processed.

Off-campus Employment

  • Within 2 business days of form submission, the student and employer will receive an email confirming the student's Federal Work Study eligibility, earnings ceiling, and next steps.
  • Please confirm the accuracy of the information in the email including the start date, end date, and pay rate.
  • The student must complete the required tax documents (including I-9, M-4 and W-4).*  The student will also need to provide appropriate identification (listed on Page 9 of the I-9 form) before we can accept their I-9. 
  • Once we obtain the required documents, we will hire the student into PeopleSoft and send an e-mail with instructions on how to report their time.

If the student would like to set up an appointment with the SEO, please contact us at seoweb@fas.harvard.edu.

*If the student has worked either on-campus or through the SEO in the past 12 months, new tax documents do not need to be submitted.