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Federal Work Study & Student Employment

Students who wish to work while attending Iowa Western will find job opportunities on campus and in the community. Many students enjoy working on campus because of the benefits during college and for future careers.

Benefits of Student Employment:
  • Pay for educational expenses without increasing loan debt
  • Increase your connection to the campus
  • Gain valuable work experience
  • Develop time management and organizational skills
  • Enhance your resume and recommendations for future employment
  • Develop an understanding of your personal skills, talents, interests and limitations
  • Develop positive relationships with Staff, Faculty, and Peers

Iowa Western does not assign students jobs. Resources to assist students in finding employment are located onReiver Job Board in ROC. Students may be paid through the Federal Work Study program (FWS) or hourly student wages. The starting wage of a student employee is $8.00 per hour. Students are paid bi-monthly and have the option for direct deposit.

Check out the Reiver Job Board in ROC to find what opportunities are available.

Federal Work Study

Federal Work Study (FWS) is a financial aid program that offers hourly employment to students on campus. Federal financial aid dollars fund the Federal Work Study program. As an employment program, students are paid for the hours they work. Students are not paid to study.

To be awarded Federal Work Study, a student must:
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
  • Be a full-time student
  • Demonstrate financial need by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year
  • Remain in good financial aid standing

The maximum academic year Federal Work Study award is $2,730, divided among the fall and spring semester. Federal Work Study is not available during the summer terms. A student may contact an Enrollment Advisor to inquire about eligible in the Federal Work Study program. Positions are limited and many jobs come on a first come basis.

Student Employment

Student Employment at Iowa Western is a program that allows full or part-time students an opportunity to work on campus. The Student Employment program gives students the ability to independently search, apply, and interview for a job on campus via the Reiver Job Board. If a student is interested in learning more about working on campus, check out the board for more information.

To be eligible for Student Employment, a student must:
  • Be a U.S. Citizen, permanent resident, or International (F1) student
  • Be a current full or part-time Student
  • Maintain in good academic standing within the institution