Federal Work Study Financial Aid Program
Federal Work Study (FWS) is a federally funded program that allows students to work part-time to earn money to assist with college expenses. Students who are employed through the FWS program are hired for the academic year. Schedules are flexible to allow time for coursework and studying. Students are paid directly and may use their money to assist with education-related expenses.
To be eligible to apply for FWS, you must complete the FAFSA and meet all federal eligibility requirements. An award does not guarantee earnings. Students are paid with a bi-weekly paycheck for actual hours worked. Eligibility does not guarantee employment.