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Community Service Work Study (CSWS) Summer 2022

What is CSWS?

The Community Service Work-Study (CSWS) Program provides academic year and summer employment opportunities for currently enrolled students who receive financial aid at Stanford. It allows them to combine the financial need to work with the personal goal of helping the community.

Eligible students have the freedom to design a service experience in collaboration with a partnering organization. Placements during the academic year are on campus or in the local community. Summer placements can be at qualified organizations anywhere in the United States.

CSWS is a federally-supported program, co-administered for Stanford by the Haas Center and the Financial Aid Office

CSWS Website

You can learn more about the CSWS Program on our website here.

Program Dates

The CSWS Summer Program runs through the summer unless a different schedule is approved by the CSWS Program (please email for more details).

  • Program Runs:
    • For students not enrolled in summer classes: June 20 - Sept 15
    • For students enrolled in summer classes: June 20 - August 13*
      • *This may be subject to change depending on your Financial Aid package/enrolled units.

Application Deadlines

Early Application Deadline: Friday, Feb 25

Regular Deadline: Friday, April 8

How to Apply

Find a nonprofit organization that you would like to work with, reach out to them, and identify an on-site supervisor. Once you and your supervisor come to an agreement about your job offer,  complete the Student Application on your SOLO account. After completing your Student Application, you must send a "Recommendation Form" to your on-site supervisor, and they will complete their Partner Organization Application. On SOLO, you will be able to see when your supervisor submits a completed Partner Organization Application. Only completed applications are considered.

For additional help, contact one of our CSWS Peer Advisors:

Here is a link to reach one of our Peer Advisors that can help you with the application process, finding a nonprofit organization, and everything CSWS-related.


How does it work?

All work-study students are employed through Stanford University. The federal government and Stanford University cover 90% of the student's wages and benefits upfront, and the community organization contributes the remaining 10% of the wages after the completion of the summer program. The Financial Aid Office determines eligibility and the maximum earnings each student is allowed per quarter during the academic year. The 2022 Summer program wage is set at $21.00/hr and $7,000 /qtr.  

Am I eligible?

Currently enrolled undergraduate students who have a financial aid package may qualify for CSWS, with the following exceptions:

  • International students are not eligible.
  • Seniors who are graduating from Stanford are not eligible the summer after their senior year.

REQUIRED: All applicants must obtain a Community Service Federal Work Study Authorization from the Financial Aid Office to complete their Application. Complete this request form to verify your work-study eligibility from the Financial Aid Office..




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June 6, 2022 | 12:22 PM
* This Application Deadline has passed

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Haas Center for Public Service
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