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Cornell University

About CWSP

The Community Work-Study Program, sponsored by the Cornell University Public Service Center (PSC), enables Cornell Federal Work-Study (FWS) students to work for nonprofit organizations, schools, and municipalities mainly in Ithaca and Tompkins County but also anywhere in the U.S.

Our Funding: How It Works

Federal Work Study (FWS) regulations from the US Department of Education require that Cornell use at least 7% of its FWS allocation in each fiscal year to employ students in community-service jobs.CWSP student wages for community-service work are paid by the federal government usually at 90% or 75% (compared to 40% for regular on-campus FWS jobs that are not community service).The Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment determines student eligibility for Federal Work Study, and CWSP determines student and employer eligibility for CWSP funding.