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Types of Work Study at Wentworth

There are two different work study programs at Wentworth: the Federal Work Study Program (and WIT Work Study which follows the same guidelines as FWS) and the Leopard Work Program.  If a student is eligible for the Federal Work Study program, they will see the fund on their financial aid offer.  If they are not eligible, they can only participate in Leopard Work.

Federal Work Study Program:

  • WIT and the federal government jointly fund the Federal Work Study program.
  • Students must submit a FAFSA and demonstrate financial need according to federal guidelines.
  • Students must be enrolled at least half-time in a degree program, be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress, and be eligible to work in the U.S.
  • FWS eligible students can work until June 30th; WIT Work Study students can work until the last day of Summer classes provided they meet the policy listed above and are not enrolled in CO-OP.
  • Cannot earn work study funds during a CO-OP semester.

Leopard Work Study Program:

  • Solely funded by Wentworth/individual hiring department.
  • Financial need is not a factor in the eligibility of this program.
  • Students must be enrolled at least half-time in a degree program during the semester they are hired and be eligible to work in the U.S.

What’s expected of me?

The student is responsible for securing a work study position.  As a student, you have certain responsibilities as a Wentworth employee:

  1. Report to work promptly.
  2. Notify your supervisor if you will be late or unable to work.
  3. Submit a timesheet to ADP each week with hours that you’ve worked.
  4. Perform your job responsibilities to the best of your ability.
  5. Take your job seriously. The work experience is valuable.

What Are The Consequences Of Misconduct?

Unsatisfactory Work: Failure to perform satisfactorily on the job will result in an employment review and can lead to dismissal from your position.  If you violate Wentworth regulations, or state or federal laws, you will be subject to disciplinary action as outlined in the Student Handbook. A student who has his/her FWS canceled for failure to perform satisfactorily on the job will be ineligible for FWS employment at any department for the rest of the academic year.

Incorrect reporting of hours: Individuals found guilty of altering timesheets will be removed immediately from the FWS position and face suspension from the Institute. In addition, altering timesheets is considered a federal offense. If you purposely give false or misleading information, you may be fined $10,000 and/or face imprisonment.

Appealing a job dismissal: If dismissed from a job, you have the right to appeal. A written statement must be made to your employer within five business days of the dismissal. The employer must respond within five business days of the appeal.

Who can I contact with questions or concerns?

If you have any problems or any questions about work opportunities on campus, please email  For Payroll and ADP account registration questions, please email Payroll Associate Yasmin Dudley at

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