On-Campus Employment

The Federal Work-Study/College Work Opportunity Program is a need-based student employment program.  To be employed under FWS/CWO, you must apply for Financial Aid by filing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and be offered FWS/CWO as part of your Financial Aid Award.  Students who have applied for Financial Aid and were not awarded Federal Work-Study/College Work Opportunity may submit the Federal Work-Study Wait List Form and will be awarded if funds remain and the eligibility criteria are met. 

  • To find out if you are eligible to participate in the Federal Work-Study Program at USD, please visit the Student Employment Center in Hughes Center 313 or call (619) 260-4801.  FWS positions offer the opportunity to work in various academic, administrative, and recreation-oriented offices.
  • Most students work 10-15 hours per week, with a maximum of 25 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters set by university policy.
  • If you have been offered Federal Work-Study as part of your financial aid award, please review this important information about the hiring process and the list of departments that hire students who have been awarded FWS:
    2019-2020 Important Undergraduate Federal Work-Study/College Work Opportunity Information

This includes students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) status.

Several departments on campus hire students who have not been awarded Federal Work-Study. Most students work 10-15 hours per week, with a maximum of 25 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters set by university policy.  If there is a particular location in which you would like to work, you may contact the department directly to see if they have any openings for Casual Workers.  Some of the departments that regularly hire students as Casual Workers include:

  • Auxiliary Services: http://www.sandiego.edu/auxiliary/about/employment.php 
    • USD Torero Store: (619) 260-4551
    • Dining Services: (619) 260-8880
    • Banquets and Catering: (619) 260-8811
  • Telefunding: (619) 260-4724
  • Information Technology—Tech Support Center: (619) 260-7900