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  • Employment is another funding option for students who need assistance with educational expenses. Employment opportunities available at UMES include:

    Federal Work-Study (FWS)

    Federal Work Study (FWS) is a federal funded program for financial assistance.  The primary function is to provide part-time employment opportunities for students who are in need of funds to attend an institution of higher education.  It is classified as one of the self-help programs.  Self help program is designed for student to earn money allocated to them thereby contributing to the cost of their education.  FWS is often awarded to students, in conjunction with other forms of financial aid.

    Various departments on campus, as well as, off campus locations employ FWS students.

    Students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and meet the March 1st deadline.  Funds for FWS are awarded on a first come, first served bases based on financial need.

    Finding a Position

    Once you have been awarded FWS, the Federal Work-study Coordinator will assign you to an available position on campus.  Assignments are given to FWS recipients on the first day of class of the Fall and Spring semesters.

    Begin Work

    Students who have received an assignment and completed all necessary payroll paperwork are eligible to begin work the first day of each fall or spring term. Students with federal work-study awards must receive their assignment on the first day of class or the award will be cancelled.  Due to limited funding, cancelled awards will not be reinstated.

    Information for Students

    Contact Ms. Harmon, Financial Aid Counselor, for any additional information

    Information for Supervisors

    Contact Ms. Harmon, Financial Aid Counselor, for any additional information


    Workship is another form of employment designed to assist students with the cost of attendance. Students are paid wages for these positions.

    Go to the Student Job Board to see what positions are available. 
    This listing is updated regularly as new jobs come in and as listed jobs are filled-so check back often.

    Other Positions

    Other departments may provide opportunities for a student to work in exchange for a waiver of a university cost (such as tuition or room). Examples of departments that provide such opportunities are the Office of Resident Life and various academic departments that have assistantship positions. Students are encouraged to inquire directly through these departments.