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Federal Work-Study Employment

Federal Work-Study Employment is a financial aid program that is awarded to students who have financial need. 

Federal Work-Study positions are hourly-wage jobs in which a student works for supervisor according to a mutually agreed-upon schedule and is paid on a biweekly basis for the hours worked. Federal Work-Study awards are not grants automatically applied towards one's tuition bill, nor is the amount of the award guaranteed. An award simply authorizes a student to participate in the program and sets a limit as to the amount of income a student can earn during the academic year. It is the responsibility of the student to work enough hours no more than 30 hours a week, 7.5 hours a day to reach the earnings limit and to budget the money wisely throughout the year.

The FWS Office acts as a referral and professional development center for positions; we place students in jobs, however, students are able to locate jobs themselves throughout each of the campuses by contacting the campus president of each campus and offsite locations as well.  Federal Work-Study students will be referred to a campus liaison for placement options.  FWS students should provide a resume of his or her previous experiences and present themselves in a professional manner at all times.  This responsibility rests with the FWS student; however, our office will put in the effort to assist a FWS student's job search and placement.

There are many different jobs available through out the Federal Work-Study Program (FWS), FWS students are to contact the campus president of their choice for placement options; it is hoped that FWS students will find jobs which are both interesting and related to their career goals.

The FWS office provides jobs for FWS students, allowing them to earn money to help pay educational or personal expenses. 

FWS students awarded Federal Work-Study funds may apply for Federal Work-Study jobs as listed on the Jobs Listing (these jobs are not available to students without Federal Work-Study funds)

A student may earn wages up to the amount listed on his/her Financial Aid Award Notice. FWS students may choose to utilize their Federal Work-Study awards with off-site community service agencies.  See the Federal Work-Study Jobs link for details.

Eligibility for Federal Work-Study
To be eligible to apply for a Federal Work-Study position, a FWS student must receive a Federal Work-Study award as part of his or her financial aid package and the FWS student must be enrolled at least half-time.


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