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 $10/hr up to the amount of their financial award. For most students, this amounts to 80 hours/semester or about 8-10 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.
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.
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