Community Based Federal Work Study

The Community Based Federal Work Study (CBFWS) program allows students to earn Federal Work Study awards - which are a part of your financial aid package - by working at partnering non-profit agencies in the local community. Students who qualify for need-based federal work study funds can earn $10 per hour working in CBFWS jobs.

This is not only a great career development opportunity for students, but also a way to serve the community, pursue Loyola's Jesuit mission, and fulfill OCELTS' objectives for students.

CBFWS is one of the ways OCELTS supports community engagement at Loyola Univeristy New Orleans. Community engagement describes collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity. The purpose of community engagement is the partnership of college and university knowledge and resources with those of the public and private sectors to enrich scholarship, research, and creative activity; enhance curriculum, teaching and learning; prepare educated, engaged citizens; strengthen democratic values and civic responsibility; address critical societal issues; and contribute to the public good.