Federal Work-Study

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Work Study

The Federal Work-Study Program (FWS) provides funding for jobs for undergraduate students with financial need in order to assist them to earn money to help pay for educational expenses. 

  • Work-study jobs on campus are not guaranteed
  • If you have received work-study in your aid package, you will have to apply for the job and be hired in order to receive your work-study wage.
  • Wages are based on the type of work you do and the skills required.
  • There are FWS jobs on campus and off-campus.
  • You cannot earn more than the amount awarded to you in your financial aid package.
  • Work-study funds are paid out to you in the form of paychecks for work you have performed.

Apply for a Job

It is important to secure student employment if you wish to get work-study funds. Please go online to Symplicity at the beginning of each term to find out about the availability of Federal Work-Study jobs and other jobs on campus. You will need to fill out a standard student employment application and may be required to submit other documents, such as a resume. Campus supervisors then decide who to interview and hire.

For more information, or assistance in applying for jobs, visit the Career Services office in the Student Support Services building.

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