Federal Work-Study (FWS) is a federal financial aid, limited funds program that provides primarily part-time job opportunities for students with financial need. FWS jobs may be on or off campus. This allows students to earn money throughout the semester to help pay for educational expenses.The program encourages community service work and work related to the student's program of study whenever possible.
FWS provides valuable experience to students both inside and outside of their field of study. Students are encouraged to work part-time while in school to not only gain work experience but to help contribute to the cost of their education and mitigate loan borrowing.
FWS offers are funds that students earn as a paycheck as they work in part-time work-study positions. The amount of the FWS that students will actually earn depends on their offer amount and the hours they work each week in a FWS job. They do not pay directly to a student's bill for the semester but can help with other indirect educational costs.
- How do I get Federal Work-Study?
- How do I accept my work-study offer?
- I have work-study - now what? (Includes how to upload your resume/work availability and search/apply for jobs.)
- How do I process for payroll?
- Federal Work-Study FAQs