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Is CBFWS Right for Your Agency?

Many college students receive Federal Work Study (FWS) as part of their financial aid package. CBFWS allows students at Loyola University New Orleans to work part-time during the normal academic year (September through May) at local nonprofit agencies working in the public interest. They are paid by Loyola at $13/hr up to the amount of their financial award. For most students, this amounts to 100 hours/semester or about 10-13 hrs/week.

This means that Loyola students can work in federally-funded, part-time jobs at your agency at no cost to you!

CBFWS Process for Interested Agencies

Step One: Determine if You Qualify

  • Be either a 501(c)(3) nonprofit or government agency

  • Have been in operation for at least one full year

  • Employ at least one full-time paid staff member

  • Be able to fulfill all employer expectations

Step Two: Apply to Become an Employer

A manager from your agency must apply to become a Loyola-approved CBFWS employer. Loyola representatives will review applications from prospective employers every spring.

CBFWS Employer Application

Follow-up actions may include site visits, informational meetings, and/or program observations.

Step Three: Be Selected by Loyola 

Some agencies will be invited to become new CBFWS employers.

Criteria include:

  • The number of new employers needed to meet student demand representation of diverse fields of employment

  • The availability of high-quality, well-supervised work experiences for students

  • The location and accessibility of work sites

  • Responsiveness to communication from Loyola