Federal Work Study

Federal Work-Study is a need-based program that must be applied for by completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

If you did not see an offer for Federal Work-Study on your award notification then either you were not eligible, or funds were not available at the time that you were awarded. Please review all the links below for information on Federal Work Study at FSU. Work Authorization/Payroll papers must be completed before a student can start work. For Fall and Spring, FWS documents must be submitted before July 29, 2016.

Students who do not complete payroll documentation by this time will see their Fall and Spring work study cancelled.

For Fall/Spring work study - complete the FAFSA - Applications must be submitted between October 1st and June 30. Apply as soon as possible after October 1st, as funds for work-study are very limited.


If you have Federal Work Study as part of your financial aid and you can have the opportunity to:

  • Gain new skills
  • Explore career choices
  • Acquire hands-on experience
  • Solve community problems

Put your Work Study hours to work for you. Do something that you will enjoy, that you will learn from, and that you will feel good about at the end of the year. Work study jobs are available with local non-profit Community Service agencies, paying $9.00/hour and up.

Students have worked:

  • assisting doctors at neighborhood health centers
  • tutoring at Boys and Girls Clubs
  • assisting teachers in local schools
  • supervising recreational activities at alternative schools

If you have a Work Study award and would like to find out more about Community Service opportunities, please review our current list of potential Community Service Work Study jobs here.

Contact Miranda McMillan (email) at mmcmillan@fsu.edu to find out how you can make a difference in the community while you go to school.

Be sure to include contact information such as your full name, email address and phone number so that we can contact you about Community Service work study opportunities.



Important Notes

  •  If you have Federal Work Study here are some tips to get started: Steps to Finding a Federal Work Study Position
  • We put together some important notes about Federal Work Study. We highly recommend that you read these carefully in order to obtain and maintain your Federal Work Study position.
  • Federal Work Study FAQ
  • Students who were not awarded Federal Work Study but who are interested in working part-time, are encouraged to participate in the Job Location and Development (JLD) Program. Through this program, students can access available part time jobs and internship opportunities by visiting our Job Location and Development page for current available positions.
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