The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program provides jobs for undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate financial need. FWS gives the student a chance to earn money to help pay for educational or personal expenses while working on campus or in community service work.
A FWS student is paid through a combination of institutional and federal funds. FWS Students are eligible to receive an award during Fall, Spring, and Summer terms within an academic year. Any amount unused within an awarded term will be voided at the conclusion of the term. Once the FWS award is earned, the FWS student is no longer eligible for employment unless chosen to be hired as a Student Assistant and paid through the hiring department's budget.
FWS students may work up to 20 hours per week. FWS pay rates may start at $8.00, varying based upon position.