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Student Employment Work-Study


Community Work-Study (CBFWS)

What is the Community Work-Study Program?

The Community Work-Study Program is a learning-centered, student employment program with policy and guidelines aligned with the United States Department of Education’s federally funded work-study program, a component of Federal financial aid. Loyola’s program strategically collaborates with not-for-profit, community-based organizations to provide work-study student support in exchange for a rich learning-through-work experience.  

This program enables student’s to work in a variety of environments including:

  • Mental Health Care
  • Hospital Research
  • Education
  • Community-development
  • Refugee Services
  • And much more!

 Students serving the community in the CBFWS program hold titles such as:

  • Elementary Tutor
  • Youth Development Coordinator
  • Swim Instructor
  • Media Archivist
  • Human Resources Intern
  • And much more!

Community-Based Federal Work-Study (CBFWS) Program:

  • Creates +500 community-based student employment positions throughout Chicago and Evanston
  • Connects +80 not-for-profit community partners to student employee and intern talent from Loyola University Chicago
  • Provides annual wage reimbursement to the community partners of over $500,000 each year in exchange for student employee placement

This program allows students the opportunity to earn a component of their financial aid award while developing critical employability skills within an internship-like experience that leaves them feeling a sense of real contribution to the community.   

Caption: Map of CBFWS work-site locations. >

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