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Student Employment

Federal Work-Study Program

The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program provides part-time jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to the students' courses of study.

Federal Work-Study Student Workers

  • Must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA).
  • Must have financial need as determined by the FAFSA.
  • Must have unmet need based on the difference between Cost of Attendance (COA) and Expected Family Contribution (EFC).
    • The initial offered amount can be up to $3000 for the academic year. Students may request additional funding for the term, depending on unmet need and fund availability.
    • Even with an offer of FWS and acceptance by you, FWS jobs are limited and your placement in a job is not guaranteed.  
    • FWS is a job for which students will be paid bi-weekly, based on the number of hours worked.

Are you eligible?

Find out by logging into your Banner Web account.

  1. Select the Financial Aid Menu
  2. Select Award
  3. Select Award by Aid Year
  4. Select Aid Year (Submit)
  5. Select Award Overview Tab

To apply for FWS positions, visit the Human Resources webpage. Print a copy of your Award Overview with FWS eligibility for supervisors.

Students interested in Federal Work-Study positions for fall semester may begin applying on July 1 each year. If you have any questions, please contact the Federal Work-Study Coordinator,

Institutional Student Workers

  • Are not required to complete the FASFA since employment is not based on financial need.
  • Will be paid through university funding.
  • Visit the Human Resources webpage for more information.

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