Work Study Student Information

What is Federal Work Study?

Federal Work-Study is a need-based program. Students may indicate their interest in work study by completing a question on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Eligible students may earn money to help meet their educational and personal expenses while enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours. The amount will be based of the information you provide on your FAFSA.

Who is eligible?

Federal Work-Study is available to undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate financial need and are maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).

How to Apply?

Complete the FAFSAApplications must be Submitted between October 1st and June 30th. Apply as soon as possible after October 1st, as funds for work-study are very limited. Federal Work Study is awarded on first applied, first awarded basis.

If I am awarded, what is my next step?

First - accept you award. After you accept your award, you should receive an email from the Office of Financial Aid (within 5-7 days) with instructions on how to find a job and a copy of your work study authorization form. 

Next go to Steps to Finding a FWS Position

Additional Information

  • For Fall and Spring, FWS documents must be submitted before August 7, 2020.
  • Students who do not complete payroll documentation by September 11, 2020 will see their Fall and Spring work study cancelled.
  • Work study jobs are available with local non-profit Community Service agencies, paying $9.00/hour and up.
  • Terms and Conditions
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