• Federal Work-Study

    At LaGuardia, you have the option to earn while you learn. The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program offers students an opportunity to earn money by working part time and gaining valuable hands-on work experience. Work-Study students can work on or off campus. Students must attend an orientation workshop in order to receive instructions and the FWS packet. If you have questions about the work-study program send us an email at FWSJOBS@lagcc.cuny.edu.


    On Campus Jobs

    Off Campus Jobs



     FWS Forms:  FWS Manual/Info:
    USCIS Form I-9
    2017-18 FWS Students Manual
    FWS Evaluation Form  2017-18 FWS Supervisors Manual 
    FWS Sign-In Sheet
    2017-18 FWS Pay Period Schedule
    FWS Q&A



    • FWS students are responsible for monitoring their earnings. The award divided by the hourly rate will give you the maximum of hours you are allowed to work for the semester.

    • FWS students graduating at the end of Fall 2017- Session I, must stop working by December 18, 2017.  Students graduating at the end of Session II, must stop working by February 22, 2018.   

    • FWS students graduating at the end of Spring 2018- Session I, must stop work by June 12, 2018.  Students graduating at the end of Session II, must stop working by August 7, 2018.

    • Students are not allowed to work after graduation date, even if they are registered for classes during a subsequent semester.  

    • FWS students cannot work during scheduled class time and during the break in between Fall & Spring Semester. Students may however, work during the inter-session break.



    • First year students or first time awardees must attend a FWS Orientation prior to job placement. 
      The orientation workshops are scheduled at the beginning of the Fall semester and available as needed.  All continuing students who wish to return to a prior job site must confirm with the site supervisor and submit a completed FWS agreement & packet to SFS- Payroll office in C-113 every academic year. Any student changing work location will need to submit a new Work Study agreement to the Federal Work Study office in C-113.

      Students who do not see that they have been awarded FWS funds in CUNYfirst, must complete & submit the 2017-2018 FWS Request form available in the SFS- Payroll office, C-113.

      Important: Students must receive confirmation from the Federal Work-Study office in order to begin working.
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    • Students must sign-in and sign-out each day they report to work. Click Here  to download the Sign-In sheet. This form must be completed and submitted along with the timesheet during each payroll due date.  SFS-Payroll office will not accept any other versions of this form. 

    • Total hours for each day must not include lunch break or other non-work time.  Students can only be paid for hours actually worked. Federal and State laws prohibits any deviation from this regulation. 

    • Students must take a mandatory unpaid work break if the student works more than six consecutive hours; one-half hour is the minimum break allowed. 

    • Students cannot work during scheduled class hours.  Supervisors should determine student’s work schedule after reviewing student’s class schedule during each semester/session.  

    • Please ensure that you do not schedule or allow students to work during his or her scheduled classes, even if classes are cancelled for any reason.

    • Report work hours only in units of one-half or full-hour increments.

    • Round-off to half- hour or use chart below: 

                               15 minutes = .25 hours
                               30 minutes = .50 hours
                               45 minutes = .75 hours


    • All entries must be made in ink, any changes made to a timesheet must be initialed by the supervisor.  Do not use white-out to make a correction  

    • Certify the hours a student worked by signing your name in the space provided on the timesheet.  

    • A student may work up to 20 hours a week during session I. During certain periods, such as session II, student may work up to 25 hours, as longs as student has sufficient hours remaining.  

    • Student cannot work during the break between Fall & Spring semester. However, student may work during the inter-session break. 

    • Supervisors & students are responsible for making sure that students do not work in excess of the maximum number of hours of their FWS award. Earnings in excess of the FWS award must be paid from the departmental budget according to the CUNY-Office of University Comptroller (OUC) guidelines. 

    • Timesheets are for a specific period in accordance with the Schedule of Payroll Periods. There is only one payroll period per timesheet. Please do not split pay period. 

    • If the pay rate changes during the payroll period an additional timesheet is to be submitted starting with the beginning date of the new pay rate. 

    • Completed timesheets must be mailed/inter-office to SFS Payroll (C-113) before the due date.

    • Students may not pick-up or submit completed timesheets. A late, improperly completed or illegible timesheet will substantially delay payment. 

    • Keep copies of all sign-in sheets & timesheets for up to 7 years in accordance to Federal regulations.