Types of Jobs

There are two types of student employment at WIT:  Federal work study and Leopardwork.

What is Federal Work Study (FWS)?
Wentworth and the federal government jointly fund the Federal Work Study program. The program is designed to give students employment opportunities that will help them meet educational expenses such as books, supplies, and transportation while attending classes.

Federal work study is awarded to freshmen and sophomores.  Students who work under FWS can work until June 30th of the academic year.  WIT work (WITWK) is awarded to juniors and seniors and follows all of the same guidelines and policies as FWS.  Students working under WITWK can work through the last day of classes in summer semester of the academic year.

How do I receive a work-study award?
FWS and WITWK are awarded to students through financial aid.  A student must file a FAFSA and demonstrate financial need according to federal guidelines.  The student must be enrolled at least half-time in a degree program, maintain satisfactory academic progress, and be either a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen. If you have been awarded FWS/WITWK, it will appear on your E-Award located on Leopardweb.

What if I wasn’t awarded work-study?
If you were not awarded work study, you can contact your financial aid counselor to determine if you are eligible.  You may also work under the Leopardwork program.

What is Leopardwork?
The Leopardwork Program (LWP) is funded by Wentworth Institute of Technology.  Unlike FWS and WITWK, financial need is not a determining factor for the eligibility of this program.  To be eligible for LWP, a student must be enrolled at least half-time in a degree program, maintain satisfactory academic progress, and be eligible to work in the US.  International students with a valid passport and Form I-94 or valid work documentation can work through this program.