Earn, Learn, and Serve: Getting the Most from Community Service Federal Work-Study

Until now, the only widely available writing on this topic included scattered articles and resources posted on the web, and a handbook produced annually by the Department of Education for Student Aid. This online resource from Campus Compact provides a thorough overview of community service Federal Work-Study.



A Brief History of the Federal Work-Study Program

Principles of Good Practice in Community Service FWS

Developmental Matrix
A tool to assist in planning for future development of FWS programs. Erin Bowley

Partnering with Financial Aid
Erin Bowley

Community Service Federal Work-Study: The Best-Kept Secret in Higher Education?
A commentary that includes benefits, data, and trends in community service FWS, as well as common concerns and solutions. Robert Davidson

 State Compact FWS Work

Campus Models


  1. Tools for Managing Community Service FWS Programs
  2. Community Service Work-Study Report Erin Bowley and Marsha Adler
  3. To Serve the College or the Community?Adobe Acrobat Document 700KB
    Results from a Study on Community Service Federal Work-Study Erin Bowley
    Note: This article appeared in Student Aid Transcript magazine, Vol 14, N. 2. Copyright 2003, National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. Reproduced with permission.

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