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 FAFSA – Applications 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
- 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.
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