Is Student Employment or Student Effort the same as Federal Work Study?

No. A student’s eligibility for the Federal Work Study (FWS) program does not affect the size of the Student Effort or a student’s ability to work on campus. Participation in the FWS program simply means that the federal government subsidizes part of a student’s wage; however, FWS eligibility does not affect how much a student is paid or a student’s ability to be hired for most campus jobs.

For more information on the Federal Work Study program, see Yale Student Employment’s work-study FAQs.