Federal Work Study (FWS) is an allotment of money awarded to an eligible student to be earned from part time employment on campus. Working on campus is more than just a way to pay for college. Federal Work Study Students learn valuable skills, make important campus connections, and build on their resume. To be eligible for the FWS program, a student must have demonstrated financial need based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). FWS is awarded on a first come first serve basis to qualified students who have maintained Satisfactory Academic Progress and are enrolled at least half-time. 

Here’s a quick overview of Federal Work-Study:

  • It provides part-time employment while you are enrolled in school

  • It’s available to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students with financial need

  • It’s available to full-time or part-time students

  • It’s administered by schools participating in the Federal Work-Study Program

Federal Work-study awards are based on:

  • when the student applies
  • level of financial need, and
  • the school’s funding level