Federal Work Study (FWS)

Federal Work Study (FWS) provides part-time jobs for students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay educational expenses. The FWS award represents the maximum amount of wages the student is permitted to earn during the academic year. Work is limited to a maximum of 20 hours per week when school is in session and 37.5 hours per week at other times. Students employed under the FWS program are typically paid at the prevailing minimum wage and receive bi-weekly paychecks for wages earned. FWS earnings will not be deducted from the student bill since students receive their wages directly. Students awarded FWS are responsible for finding their own jobs. Current job postings and other information about student employment are available online on the Career Services page.

Please note: Students who did not receive a work study award may still work on campus through campus employment.