Federal Work-Study (FWS)

Federal Work-Study (FWS)

The Federal College Work-Study (FWS) Campus Based Program provides jobs for students who need additional financial aid while providing an opportunity to gain valuable work experience.

Federal Work-Study Basics

  • Pays an hourly wage from an annual award amount, maximum of 20 hours/week.
  • You are paid directly on a monthly basis.
  • Can be on-campus ($15.00/hour).

To be eligible for federal work-study, you must:

  • Have a completed FAFSA for the current academic year.
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress standards.
  • Be initially enrolled in at least 6 credit hours in a program of study that is eligible for financial aid.
  • Have “unmet” financial aid need as determined by the Financial Aid Office.

To Apply:

  1. View the list of current open jobs here.
  2. Complete an Application for the position you are interested in.
    • Avoid using a phone or tablet for this purpose.
  3. Email your application to the Work Study Coordinator
    • Email from your student email only.
  4. If selected for an interview, the supervisor for the FWS position will contact you via phone or email, using the contact information you provided on the application.

While you may apply for more than one work-study position, you can only be hired for ONE of those positions.

**Please note: Submitting an FWS application does not guarantee to hire for a Federal Work-Study position. Placement into a position is contingent on job availability, the student’s qualifications, selection by a supervisor, and program funding.**


Contact Information

Jami Dandridge
Financial Aid Compliance & Training Officer 
126 Stone Hall
(910) 693-2072