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Hiring Undergraduate Work-Study Students
October 15, 2021

To: The Caltech Community
From: Malina Chang, Director of Financial Aid
Claire Ralph, Director of Career Advising and Experiential Learning (CAEL)
Date: October 13, 2021
Re: Hiring Undergraduate Work-Study Students

The Financial Aid Office and Career Advising and Experiential Learning are working together to expand the Federal Work-Study program. The goal is to provide students with more job opportunities and the Caltech Community with additional student staff at very low cost. 

Federal Work-Study (FWS) is a program of financial assistance for eligible students that is jointly-funded by federal and departmental contributions. It allows students to work to earn a portion of their college expenses. The Department of Education allocates funds to Caltech to pay 75% of the wages of work-study students so hiring offices only pay the remaining 25% of the wages. Some students have been awarded Caltech Work-Study, in these cases the cost sharing breakdown is 60%-40% Institute and departmental contributions. 

If you are interested in hiring a work-study student, follow the instructions here to create an account and start posting your jobs now!  

Once you have hired a work-study student, please consult the Supervisor Guide for general guidelines on working with work-study students. Should you have any questions regarding the work-study program, please do not hesitate to contact the Financial Aid Office at x6280.