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Work-Study Information

Federal Work-Study

Federal Work-Study (FWS) is part-time employment offered to students who have financial need so they can earn money to meet their educational expenses.

There are many different areas on campus that use student employees through the FWS program. There are office positions where experience with Microsoft Word and Excel are a plus. Lab aides assist students in the lab and monitor and maintain the facility. Service aides generally assist in providing a service to students, faculty and staff. All positions require students to be able to follow directions and have good customer service skills.

The maximum amount you can earn in an academic year is $1,000. You do NOT have to repay federal work-study money.

Federal Work-Study student employees should be enrolled in at least six hours of classes and must be making satisfactory academic progress to be eligible to receive the Federal Work-Study Award.


Apply

Federal Work-Study is awarded by academic year. You request federal work-study on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You must complete the Federal Work-Study Application here.


Reapply

You must reapply every year by filling out the Federal Work-Study Application, located in your E-Central account under forms.


Federal Work-Study Awards

Federal Work-Study awards are made on a first-come, first-served basis. Funding for the Federal Work-Study program is limited. Money will be awarded as it becomes available.


Institutional Work-Study

Institutional Work-Study (IWS) is part-time employment offered to students who have financial need so they can earn money to meet their educational expenses. IWS is available for student who do not qualify for FWS.

The maximum amount you can earn in an academic year is $1,000. You do NOT have to repay institutional work-study money.

IWS student employees should be enrolled in at least six hours of classes and must be making satisfactory academic progress to be eligible to receive the Institutional Work-Study Award.


Apply

Student who do not qualify for FWS, will still fill out the Federal Work-Study Application. Once it is submitted a Financial Aid Counselor will determine which funds you qualify for. 


Insitutional Work-Study Awards

Institutional Work-Study awards are made on a first-come, first-served basis. Funding is very limited.