Special Programs

The Community Service Federal Work Study program is to encourage students receiving Federal student financial assistance to participate in community service activities that will benefit community agencies and engender in students a sense of social responsibility and commitment to the community.

Federal Work-Study is one of the nation’s first financial aid program for college students. Congress requires that higher education institutions allocate seven percent of their FWS funds for community service jobs. Stony Brook Federal Work-Study funds are used to compensate students for time spent working directly related to the community-service/volunteer position with our community partners.

Work-study students qualify for these internships based on financial aid, and must have a car to get to the internship site. For information on work-study criteria or awards, please contact the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarship Services.

If you are a work-study eligible student that is interested in the Community Service Federal Work-Study program, contact us.