The Federal Work Study (FWS) program
provides part-time employment opportunities for students to help finance
their college education. These positions are located both on and off
campus at approved federal, state and local public agencies; or private
non- or for-profit organizations. To qualify, students must demonstrate
financial need. FWS employees receive a paycheck for the hours they
work; the funds will not be applied toward students' tuition bills.
To receive Federal Work Study, a student must:
Complete the FAFSA by the May 1 priority deadline.
Submit required documents for financial aid completion by the June 1 deadline.
Demonstrate additional unmet need after all grants and scholarships have been packaged to his/her account.
Matriculate in an eligible associate degree or certificate program of study.
Maintain satisfactory academic progress.
Students who have completed the verification process and are interested in the FWS program should visit the Office of Financial Aid or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
FWS funding appears on a student's Portal under the "Financial Aid
Award" section. This notification is an estimated total of his or her
earning eligibility. This amount represents the maximum wages students
can earn for that academic year. However, this award is not a guarantee
of how much students can earn; they will be paid only for the hours
While classes are in session, students may work up to
17 hours per week. To qualify, students must enroll at least on a
part-time basis. Once no longer enrolled, students must terminate their
Learn more about the FWS program via the U.S. Department of Education.