Federal Work Study (FWS) Program
Federal Work Study (FWS) is financial assistance 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 either on or off campus. This 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.
To apply to this program, the student should indicate this preference on the FAFSA when filing it each year. If a student is not awarded Federal Work Study in the initial award package, he/she may check with the Financial Aid Office later in the semester after Registration has closed to see if funds are available.