Work Study

Federal Work-Study Program

Every academic year each student MUST COMPLETE the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility for work-study.

What is Federal College Work-Study? (FCWS)

This program provides jobs for students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay for college expenses. 

How much can I earn on FCWS?

Earnings will be at least the current federal minimum wage. The total amount that you earn will depend on the number of hours that you work each week. Most students work between 10 and 20 hours per week, and are paid every two weeks. You will be notified by your employer or the Financial Aid Office concerning your FCWS eligibility.

What are my responsibilities as a FCWS worker?

As a student worker, it is your responsibilities are to be willing to work and perform your assigned duties to the best of your ability. Be prepared for an interview and/or orientation session with a prospective employer.

You must be dependable, prompt and reliable and work the required period of time.  If you must be absent from work, your supervisor should be notified prior to your scheduled work time.

You should not expect to be allowed to study while at work.