Step 1: Find a Job
It is the student’s responsibility to seek out and apply for a FWS job by contacting
supervisors/departments around campus. Use the FWS Job Listing Document to view potential job positions on the Philadelphia and Georgia campuses. Schedule
a time to meet with the job's department supervisor to interview for the position
and discuss terms & hours.
Step 2: Complete Paperwork
After a student has been hired for a work study position, the student must complete
the below tax & employment paperwork. Returning students that worked a PCOM FWS position in the previous academic year do
not need to complete the below paperwork again and may continue to Step 3.
- W-4 Form
- I-9 Form
- Per page 9 of the form, you MUST bring in original ID document(s) to be reviewed by
a financial aid counselor. Most students bring in their current US Passport, or their
driver's license + social security card.
- PCOM Payroll Direct Deposit Form
- Per the form's instructions, students must also bring in a voided check.
- PA State Withholding Form
- To be completed by PCOM students that reside in NJ, MD, OH, VA, WV, or IN.
- GA State Withholding Form
- To be completed by GA-PCOM students.
Print & complete the appropriate forms and then visit your respective financial aid
office to review the documentation and present valid form(s) of ID.
Step 3: Award Form
After Step 2 is complete, the financial aid counselor will give the student a Federal
Work Study Award Form. The student and job supervisor will complete the FWS Award
Form and return it to their appropriate financial aid office.
Step 4: Authorization Email
After Step 3 is complete, the student must several business days for processing to
finalize. The student and their supervisor will receive a FWS Authorization Email.
The student may not begin working until they receive the FWS Authorization Email!
If you have additional questions, please contact your respective financial aid office.