Overview of work-study

The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program, which is through the U.S. Department of Education, provides funds for students with financial need, allowing IU Indianapolis students to earn money to offset some of the costs of higher education.

Approximately 3,000 IU Indianapolis students are offered work-study awards each academic year as part of their financial aid packages. Students can then secure a part-time job on campus or in approved community work-study (CWS) agencies to work and receive a biweekly paycheck.

Our office is happy to provide support and assistance as you navigate the hiring process for work study-students. If you have questions regarding work study, please feel free to email

Check out our approved CWS agency list below.

Current CWS agencies

If you are a current community work-study agency, check out our available resources to find information about hiring work-study students. See the list below for all of our current CWS agencies.

Arts for Lawrence

Boy Scouts of America Crossroads Council

Boys & Girls Club—Keenan Stahl

Boys & Girls Club—Lilly Unit

Brookeside Community Church

Burmese American Community Institute

Charity Cares, Inc.

Christel House

Coalition for Homelessness Intervention & Prevention (CHIP)

Concord Neighborhood Center


Dream Alive Inc.

Eskenazi Health

Faith Hope Love Community

Harrison Center

Immigrant Welcome Center

Indiana Historical Society

Indianapolis Classical Schools

Indianapolis Metropolitan High School

Indianapolis Public Schools: S.I.T.E

Indy Hunger Network

John H. Boner Community Center

Joy's House

Junior Achievement

Kheprw Institute

Kurt Vonnegut Museum & Library

Like a Lion

Listen to Our Future

Little Red Door

Masonic Library & Museum of Indiana

The Milk Bank

The MLK Center

New Beginnings

NIFS (National Institute for Fitness and Sport)

Ronald McDonald House

Town of Cumberland


Youth Empowerment, Inc.

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