Federal Work Study General Information

The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program provides jobs for matriculated undergraduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay educational expenses. When possible, the program encourages community service work and work related to your course of study.

Your FWS will be at least the current federal minimum wage, but it may be higher. You will receive your wages on an hourly basis and be paid bi-weekly. Federal Work Study jobs are available on campus. The amount you earn cannot exceed your total FWS award. When assigning work hours, your employer will consider your class schedule and your academic progress.