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I Have Work-Study - Now What?

If you are offered Federal Work-Study (FWS), there are some steps you must take to accept your offer and apply for jobs.

Please note that FWS jobs for the upcoming academic year become available for application beginning in May each year. You will not be able to apply for jobs until jobs are available. If you have accepted your work-study offer, we will notify you via your WVU email account (via your WVU Portal) once fall jobs are posted.


Step one: accept your work-study offer

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Step two: log into Handshake and update your information

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Step three: upload your resume

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Step four: upload your work availability

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Step five: search and apply for jobs

Please note that jobs for fall are not available to search/apply for until the middle of the preceding spring semester.

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Step six: after you are hired, process for payroll

Students must process for payroll and receive an official hire date before they can begin working. For information on documents required, locations, and more for processing for payroll on your campus:

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