Federal Work Study (FWS) is a federally funded, need-based employment program. Eligible students may earn FWS funds by working part-time with approved FWS employers. Students are awarded FWS based on financial need, availability of FWS funds, and job availability. Employing departments, and the state and federal governments share in the payment of student wages.
The Federal Work Study Program 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 reduce their loan indebtedness.
For additional questions about Financial Aid and eligibility please visit the
WVU Student Financial Support and Services website.
Federal Work Study Supervisor Information & Forms