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:
Federal Work-study awards are based on:
|Federal Work-Study Pay Dates|
|Federal Work-Study wages are paid twice per month for students who submit time-sheets by the prescribed deadlines.|
|STUDENT PAYROLL CALENDAR|
DEADLINE FOR ON-LINE TIMESHEETS: Timesheets must be approved no later than the end of the workday following the end of pay period (unless otherwise notified). If a timesheet is not submitted on time, a paper timesheet will need to be completed for back pay and will be paid on the pay date following the end of the pay period during which it is submitted.
Time sheets for the 1-15th pay period are due on the 16th following the pay period. Time sheets for the 16-31st pay period (or the last day of the month) are due on the 1st following the pay period.
PAY PERIODS: Pay periods are always the 1st–15th and the 16th– 31st (or last day of the month).
PAY DATES: Pay dates are scheduled for the 10th and 25th of each month. If either date falls on a weekend or holiday, the pay date will be moved to the nearest preceding day of business.