Work Study

Work Study gives students practical experience while helping them fund their education.

The Federal Work Study Program (FWS) places eligible students in paid positions in various departments throughout the College. Their earnings help cover educational costs. Students may work a maximum of 20 hours/week at a rate of $11-16/hour.

Federal Work-Study Guidelines & Timesheet Instructions


To be eligible for FWS, students must complete a FAFSA and maintain a 3.0 GPA.

Students who fail to make Satisfactory Academic Progress must immediately discontinue Federal Work-Study.

If you cannot report for work as instructed, or no longer want employment, you must notify your direct supervisor. Failure to do so will jeopardize your future FWS eligibility.


Regulations stipulate that students may only work for their assigned department. Working from home is not permitted.

Work Days & Hours

Students may not work:

  • on Saturdays
  • while the college is closed, including intersession and holidays
  • during scheduled class time
  • more than 25 hours a week.

Students may work up to the last day of their individual finals for each semester.


You must electronically report your time on the Touro One Portal. Supervisors must approve your timesheet for each pay period. Instructions are given when you are approved for Federal Work Study.

Time In & Time Out

Round all hours down to the nearest half-hour (e.g., Document 9:15am as 9:00am). Do not use military time. 


For five-hour work periods, you receive a 30-minute break.
For seven-hour work periods, you receive a one-hour break.
Your timesheet must show breaks as appropriate.


Cheryl A. Weiner
212.463.0400 ext. 55721