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The Federal Work-Study (FWS) program provides part-time jobs for undergraduates and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay for education expenses. Students must complete the FAFSA each year by the priority deadline date of March 1st in order to determine eligibility for the program. The rate of pay is at least the current federal minimum wage but can be higher depending on the type of work the student performs and the skills required. Students must be enrolled at least half-time in a degree-seeking program and must be meeting satisfactory academic progress to be eligible for the program.

Federal Work Study Information for Students

Beginning in the 14/15 award year, students will not see Federal Work Study awarded on their initial financial aid award in Gulfline. Students interested in FWS must enter their UIN below to check FWS eligibility. The Financial Aid office will reply via email to the student with eligibility information.

To Submit a FWS Inquiry

Students must have a completed, official FASFA in order to determine Federal Work Study (FWS) eligibility.

A student that has confirmed FWS eligibility may then pursue a FWS position. Confirmation of FWS eligibility does not guarantee the student a FWS position.

The Financial Aid Office does not post or advertise FWS positions. The student may visit The College Central Network via the Career Development Services website to view available on-campus positions.

To check your 2014-2015 FWS eligibility, please complete the form below and click “Submit”. You will receive a response from the Financial Aid Office regarding your eligibility within 3 business days.

Federal Work Study Information for Hiring Departments

Departments interested in hiring FWS student for the 14/15 year must submit a FWS Request Form to the Financial Aid Office by April 1, 2014. The Financial Aid Office will notify, by April 15th, each department that submitted a request form of the number of approved FWS positions.

Departments who have submitted a FWS Request Form will receive notification by April 15th on the number of approved FWS positions.

Departments may submit EPAFs for approved FWS positionsbeginning on April 16th.

Departments are responsible for advertising and recruiting for their FWS positions. Instructions on posting a position is found here.