Federal Work Study Information for Off-Site Employers

Berkeley College offers nonprofit institutions the opportunity to hire Berkeley students through the Federal Work Study program free of charge. In general, FWS students will be able to work between 16 to 18 hours per week. In turn, the nonprofit institution must designate a supervisor who will manage the student and follow Berkeley College’s institutional FWS policies and procedures such as entering timesheets in Ultipro and maintaining integrity of timesheets.  

Obtaining a Federal Work Study Student 

Step 1: Complete Federal Work Study Application Forms

Organizations interested in hiring Federal Work Study students must apply to participate in the program. A total of three documents will need to be submitted:

These documents must be forwarded to the Federal Work Study Department at: fws@BerkeleyCollege.edu.

Step 2: Review Applications

Once a nonprofit institution's application has been approved, the Career Services Department will send student applications to the institution for review. The nonprofit institution must inform the Career Services representative of the students it wishes to interview.

Step 3: Interview Students

Step 4: Make Hiring Decision

The nonprofit institution must immediately inform a Career Services representative upon selecting a candidate for hiring.

Step 5: Complete Post-Hire Requirements

On the first day of work, students must complete an I-9 form. This is a two-step process. First, students should log on to http://www.newi9.com, enter employer code 14022, and complete Part I of their I-9. Then, the student will have to see an I-9 verifier and provide identification documents to complete the process (see list of I-9 verifiers).

Once a student has been successfully placed, the assigned supervisor at the off-site organization will need to abide to FWS Policies. For more information, please see Responsibilities as a Federal Work Study Supervisor.