Federal Work Study (FWS)
Federal Work Study (FWS) is a program which provides part-time employment opportunities to eligible students to help meet the costs of post-secondary education. Based on the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), eligible students are awarded funds which may be earned through part-time employment in FWS approved positions either on or off campus. The program is designed to provide students with an opportunity for employment arranged around class schedules. The program encourages community service work which provides direct services to the general community such as tutoring in schools or community organizations or agencies. Students must be enrolled at least half-time (six credit hours per semester) to be eligible for this program.
If you wish to be considered for this program, you should indicate this preference on the FAFSA when filing it each year. If you were not awarded FWS in your initial award package, you may check with the Financial Aid Office later in the semester, after Registration is closed, to see if you are eligible and if we have available funds.