Become an off-campus Federal Work Study partner. It's good for our students, and great for your organization!

Work Study Partner Request Form 

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What is Federal Work Study?

Federal Work Study is a form of financial aid awarded by the federal government and is based on a student's financial need. Work study helps students work part-time to earn money and gain valuable work experience.

Who is eligible to hire Federal Work Study students?

You can request to become a Federal Work Study Partner if your organization is a:

  • Federal, state, or public agency
  • Private nonprofit and the work study position helps the nation and/or community
  • Private and for-profit if the work directly relates to a student's studies

Organizations who have hired Madison College Federal Work Study students include:

  • Madison School and Community Recreation (MSCR)
  • Urban League of Greater Madison
  • Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Goodwill of South-Central Wisconsin
  • Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Dane County
  • Overture Center
  • Wisconsin Historical Society
  • State of Wisconsin DOA - Facilities Management

Why Become an off-campus Federal Work Study Partner?

  • Financial benefit: 50-75% of student wages are covered by federal funds
  • Process support: Payroll is overseen and distributed by Madison College (bi-weekly) and our Career & Employment Office can assist in posting and advertising the job
  • Future investment: Recruit highly qualified and diverse students, support your organization and our community

How to become an off-campus Federal Work Study Partner?

If you are interested in becoming a Madison College Federal Work Study Partner, simply fill out the Work Study Partner Request form. Please contact the Financial Aid Office if you have any questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact the Financial Aid Office

Madison Truax Campus
Main Building, A1000

1701 Wright Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53704


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