Federal Work-Study Program

Federal Work-Study Program

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The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program is a part-time employment program for students contingent upon availability of federal funds. Eligibility is based on the federal methodology using the information provided on the FAFSA. When applying for financial aid, you will automatically be considered for Federal Work-Study eligibility. If you are deemed eligible, a Federal Work-Study award will be included in your financial aid package as shown in OPUS. The amount of your award is the maximum you can earn for the academic year.

Finding a Job

Federal Work-Study students may interview for a variety of jobs on and off campus, including community service positions.

Hours and Salary

Students typically work 10-20 hours per week, with an hourly wage range of $7.50 to $9.00.

Community Service Jobs

The Office of Financial Aid contracts with select non-profit organizations and government agencies to offer job opportunities providing community service.

Search Job Openings

The Student Employment Office uses the Handshake database to post Federal Work-Study job openings.

Forms and Downloads

Federal Work-Study forms and training materials for students and employers.

Student Employee of the Year

A national competition, sponsored by the National Student Employment Association, which begins at the campus level.

Contact Us

View our employment staff, address and hours of operation.

Community Service Definition

The Office of Financial Aid contracts with select non-profit organizations and government agencies to offer job opportunities providing community service.