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Federal Work Study Payments

April 16, 2020 10:15 AM

Recent guidance from the U.S. Department of Education allows Tulane to pay Federal Work Study ("FWS") students even if students are unable to work scheduled hours because of COVID-19 disruptions.  

The Office of Human Resources & Institutional Equity and Office of Financial Aid worked diligently to determine an equitable and compliant methodology to determine remaining FWS payments for active student employees. Students who have recorded hours in Kronos during the Spring 2020 semester will be paid 40 hours per pay period missed up to the FWS award limit at the hourly rate associated with FWS assignment. This generous calculation allows for the maximum number of hours that may be worked (20 hours/week), even though some students work an average of 10 hours per week.

FWS Students Unable to Work

Federal Work Study (FWS) payments will be made this Friday, April 17 via direct deposit to students who have been unable to continue to work as a result of COVID-19. 

  • Students last paid on March 20 will be paid 160 hours (40 hours per 4 pay periods missed).
  • Students last paid on April 3 will be paid 120 hours (40 hours per 3 pay periods missed).

FWS Students Continuing to Work

Student labor is an extremely valuable resource to the University and contributes significantly to Tulane’s mission. We deeply appreciate the efforts of our student employees who are able to continue working during this unprecedented time.

  • Students who continue working in an FWS assignment will first be paid according to the work hours recorded in Kronos. PLEASE NOTE: Students need to continue clocking all hours worked in KRONOS.
  • The last day to work for the Spring 2020 semester and receive Federal Work Study pay is May 7. 
  • Students who worked fewer than the maximum allowed hours (20 hours/week) will receive the difference between hours clocked in Kronos and 40 hours per pay period, up to the FWS award limit, on the May 15 paycheck.

 Please visit the Human Resources Student Employment COVID-19 webpage for additional resources. 
Student Employment