Although initial eligibility for the Work-Study Program must be determined by the Office of University Financial Aid, all programs are administered by the CWRU Office of Student Employment. The two types of student employment at Case Western Reserve University are:

Federal College Work-Study Program (FCWSP)

The Work-Study Program is a form of federal financial aid. A portion of the student's wages are paid by the federal government, and the remaining portion is paid by the university department employing the student up to the student's earnings limit. Any wages a student earns through this program are excluded as income by the Office of University Financial Aid for purposes of financial aid need assessment in subsequent years. In order to qualify for Work-Study, however, a student must first complete the financial aid application process and be determined eligible by the Office of University Financial Aid.

Campus Job Program

The Campus Job Program allows a student to work on campus, but is not a form of financial aid. Unlike the work-study program, the entirety of the student's wages are paid by the University department employing the student, and any wages earned are considered as income for the purposes of financial aid need assessment in subsequent years.