A college education has become a significant expense for most families and requires careful planning. Whatever your financial situation is, we encourage you to use this information to help you understand college funding so you can navigate the financial aid process with greater ease.
Federal Work-Study 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 student’s course of study.
Here’s a quick overview of Federal Work-Study:
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The FWS Program provides jobs for students demonstrating financial need and emphasizes employment in civic education and work related to your course of study, whenever possible.
Both . If you work on campus, you’ll usually work for your school. If you work off campus, your employer will usually be a private nonprofit organization or a public agency, and the work performed must be in the public interest.
Some schools might have agreements with private for-profit employers for FWS jobs. These jobs must be relevant to your course of study (to the maximum extent possible). If you attend a proprietary school (i.e., a for-profit institution), there may be further restrictions on the types of jobs you can be assigned.
You’ll earn at least the current federal minimum wage. However, the amount might be higher depending on the type of work you do and the skills required for the position.
Your total FWS award depends on:
No. The amount you earn can’t exceed your total FWS award. When assigning work hours, your employer or FAA will consider your class schedule and your academic progress.