Federal Work-Study Program

Federal Work-Study (FWS) jobs can be part of the financial aid package for students who demonstrate financial need as determined by their FAFSA. This is an opportunity for students to have a meaningful work experience; however, employment is not guaranteed. The student will still need to apply and interview with employers to secure a position. These jobs provide a student with the opportunity to earn a paycheck throughout the year. The money earned through this program is not counted as income when the student applies for financial aid next year if the student reports FWS earned on worksheet C of the FAFSA.