Federal Work Study Program


What is The Federal Work Study Program?

The Federal Work-Study (FWS) program gives students the opportunity to earn part or all of their financial aid by working on-campus or off-campus in community service positions while they are in school.


Examples include: teacher's aide, clerk, grounds person, custodian, and lab assistant. Your wage will be determined by the type and difficulty of the work for which you are hired.

Common Questions


What do I do if I receive an “Award Letter”!

  • If your financial aid award letter for the current academic year indicates a work-study award, please follow the instructions provided with your award notification.
  • If you have questions please email Samantha Sandoval or call ext. 4687 for work-study only.
  • Otherwise if you have questions regarding your financial aid award, please contact your Advisor according to your last name.

What Jobs are Available?

  • To view the available positions select


    Federal Work-Study Jobs.
  • Please review the information in each job request very carefully as not all positions will match up well with your personal skills.
  • The


    "Federal Work-Study Jobs"


    page will be updated throughout the academic year as the job positions are filled or new job positions become available.

How Do I Hire A WS Student?

If you are interested in hiring a FWS student for your department, click on the


Federal Work-Study Supervisor Information


 for information and instructions.


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Federal Work Study Supervisor Information

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