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Federal work study is a Title IV federal financial aid program. It is awarded to students based on their demonstrated financial need using information from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Through this program, students may earn up to the amount listed on their financial aid award and their wages will be subsidized by the federal government. Because of this subsidy, some employers prefer students with FWS awards. Their job postings will state this. FWS positions can be found in nearly every academic and administrative office on campus, as well as in Marquette recreational facilities, the libraries and residence halls.



The Marquette University Student Employment Services is one of the units within the Office of Student Financial Aid and has the following responsibilities:

  • Help students secure employment for the purpose of offsetting educational expenses.
  • Help students obtain career related and practical work experience.
  • List (through JobConnection) of on and off campus job vacancies.
  • Ensure university-wide compliance with student employment policies and procedures, and to recommend and implement revisions.
  • Recommend and implement procedures for compliance with federal, state, and university regulations regarding student employment, Federal Work Study, and/or the Job Location and Development programs.
  • Help student employees understand their responsibilities and commitment to their jobs and their employer.

Contact Student Employment Services