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Work Study

The Federal Work-Study (FWS) program is designed to help undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate financial need by providing meaningful employment that can help to offset educational expenses. The Office of Student Financial Aid assists qualifying students find a part-time position on campus or off campus at an approved community service site. Your FWS hourly wage will be at least the current federal minimum wage and may be based on experience and years of participation in the program. The amount you earn cannot exceed your total Federal Work-Study award. Students are paid for hours worked on a bi-weekly basis.

Eligibility for Federal Work Study

You must have completed your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the applicable year.

You must turn in any documents required by the Office of Student Financial Aid. This may include:

You must meet ALL of the following criteria:


The Federal Work Study application is usually available in early April preceding the start of the academic year. Please check with the Office of Student Financial Aid for more information about when the application will be made available each year. Once the application is available, you can find it in the Forms section of the Student Financial Aid website.

To apply for a position, you must have been awarded Federal Work Study and be registered to attend a work-study orientation session.

Work-Study Handbook for Students and Supervisors (PDF 563KB)

Federal School Code


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