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On-Campus & Federal Work Study - Community Service Program Jobs

To apply for an on campus position, both Federal Work Study and Student Assistant, please utilize the information below.

On-Campus Jobs

Students have the option of applying to on-campus student assistant positions or federal work study positions via our new centralized job posting portal. Student positions will be posted directly by hiring departments as openings become available.

View & Apply for On-Campus Student Jobs

Community Service/Off-Campus Federal Work Study Positions:

Students who are federal work study eligible have the option of participating in the off-campus community service program. These positions would allow students to work in local non-profit organizations as their federal work study placement. These positions allow students to work a maximum of 20 hours per week and earn up to $14.00 per/hour. To learn more about the community service program please schedule an appointment with Alex Corsillo by calling the Career Center at 973-720-3291 or via email at 

If you’re applying for a Federal Work Study position, please make sure to attend a Federal Work Study Student Employment Workshop.

Student Employment Workshops

The vision of the Off-Campus FWS Program is to support nonprofit organizations through providing outstanding services to community residents. This is a phenomenal opportunity for William Paterson University students to recognize the needs of the community and use their talents to uplift, guide and train and/or support families in challenging circumstances, whom may not have resources for services.

What is Federal Work-Study?

  • A form of financial aid 
  • Part-time employment for undergraduate and graduate students 
  • The opportunity to work off-campus in a non-profit organization

The Off-Campus Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program is just another name for community service and is an option for eligible students in the FWS Program. Students may be employed in services which are designed to improve the quality of life for community residents, or to address needs related areas such as:

  • child care 
  • literacy 
  • education 
  • counseling
  • communication

What are the benefits?

The Off-Campus Federal Work-Study Program is important to both employers and students. Employers gain eager, intelligent and conscientious workers. Students have the opportunity to serve the community, while gaining valuable work experience and needed income to complete their education.

Are you eligible?

You must first complete a Financial Aid Free Student Application Form (FAFSAF). Your eligibility for financial aid will be determined by the William Paterson Financial Aid Office. If you are awarded financial assistance, Federal Work Study (FWS) may be one of the programs offered to you. You also must have a GPA of at least 2.5 and be at least a second semester freshman.

What are the next steps? 

After you receive notice of your FWS award, you should make an appointment with the William Paterson University Community Service-Job Location & Development (CS-JLD) Coordinator - Alex Corsillo to discuss job possibilities and to complete an Employment Referral Form. Call to schedule an appointment at 973-720-3291.

How does the program work?

Students are provided a list of employers that currently participate in the program. Upon review of the opportunities available, students will be able to select an opportunity that is of interest to them. Upon the choice of opportunity students will then be prompted to contact the employer to arrange an interview. Once hired, students will need to contact Alex Corsillo at to discuss next steps in the hiring process. 

What are the hours and pay?

Your total allowable FWS amount is specified in your Employment Referral Form. Your earnings may not exceed your offer. Your rate of pay is determined by both the Employer and the Financial Aid Office and is based upon the employer's job description. You are paid by the hour ($14) and you can expect to receive a check every two weeks. 

Your period of employment is specified in your job assignment. You arrange your schedule and discuss your job responsibilities with your immediate supervisor. All FWS students may work a maximum of 20 hours per week during the academic year and 40 hours per week during the summer. 

This information is provided as an introduction to the Off-Campus Federal Work-Study Program. For additional information, please contact the Community Service-Job Location & Development Office.

Community Service-Job Location and Development Program
Career Development Center
William Paterson University
Wayne, New Jersey 07470

Any additional questions, please e-mail Alex Corsillo at

Federal Work Study Employer Partners:

  • Habitat for Humanity Restore - Wayne- (Hamburg Turnpike) Minutes from Campus
  • Starlet Academy - Paterson - Minutes from Campus  
  • United Way Passaic County - Paterson
  • Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges - Various Locations 
  • Passaic County CASA for Children - Wayne - Minutes from Campus 
  • CUMAC - Paterson
  • Community Options Inc. - Wayne - Minutes from Campus
  • Mercy Worldwide - Newark 

Pioneers interested in applying for a Federal Work Study - Community Service opportunity with one of the Career Development center's employer partners should first determine if they are Federal Work Study eligible. If you are deemed eligible, please contact Alex Corsillo at to discuss next steps.

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Career Development Center
Student Center 301,
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ 07470
Phone: 973.720.3291
Fax: 973.720.2074