Federal Work Study

The Federal Work Study (FWS) program provides part-time employment opportunities to eligible students to help meet the cost of education. Eligibility for the program is based on financial need and must be earned through student employment.  Many job opportunities are available to eligible students on or off grounds.

It is your responsibility to notify your employer immediately if your work-study award is reduced or canceled. You are not eligible to work as a work-study student if you have earned the full amount of your work-study award for the year or if your work-study award is canceled. You will be notified by Student Financial Services by email of any changes to your award package through an adjustment to your award in your SIS Student Center.

Graduate students may be considered for work study upon request.  To request to be considered for FWS, choose this option on the FAFSA.  Annual award amounts can be up to $5,000 for graduate students. See Applying For Aid.

More information is available in the 2018-2019 Federal Work-Study Student Handbook.