Federal Work-Study

Financial Aid / Work-Study Office
Campus Center Building

Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday - Wednesday & Friday; 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday

Phone: 541-440-4621

What is Federal Work-Study? (FWS)

Federal Work Study (FWS) is a federal financial aid work program that provides students the opportunity to work a part-time job on or off campus and earn a paycheck to decrease student loan debt. In order to be eligible, students must apply for financial aid, demonstrate financial need, and be enrolled at least half time. The FWS program has many benefits, such as:

  • Provides job opportunities for students in need of financial assistance to meet college costs
  • Provides opportunities to gain skills that will enhance future educational and career goals
  • Provides beneficial resume building experience and training and can lead to career opportunities while still in school
  • Earnings are “removed” from income on the subsequent FAFSA. In other words, earnings are not considered when calculating financial need for future financial aid

Applying for Federal Work-Study

Students will need to fill out the FAFSA and answer “Yes” or "I don't know" to the question regarding interest in Federal Work Study (FWS). This is needed to determine eligibility for a FWS position. If you have never filled out a FAFSA, apply online at www.fafsa.ed.gov and be sure to note your interest in Federal Work-Study. If you would like to change your answer for your interest in Federal Work-Study you should login at www.fafsa.ed.gov and update your FAFSA application.

Checking for FWS Award Notification

After applying for and completing a financial aid file with the school, the Financial Aid Office will send an award letter. Students will be directed to review their award online via their Student Self Service account. Once a student is offered FWS as part of the award package, and is interested in employment, follow the instructions in the FWS Hiring Process section below.

FWS Hiring Process

Steps for Work-Study Placement

  1. Browse the Federal Work Study job listings.
  2. Completing the online Federal Work Study job application.
  3. Read the Work-Study student guidelines.
    DO NOT COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING STEPS UNTIL YOU ARE ASKED TO DO SO
  4. Complete the Work-Study placement quiz.
  5. Download and complete the following forms.
  6. Make a photo copy an acceptable form of identification.
  7. Bring the completed forms and a copy of your identification to the Work-Study Office.

Work-Study Office
Campus Center Building
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Wednesday & Friday | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday
Phone: 541-440-4621 | Email: ann.abel[at]umpqua[dot]edu

Payment Information

Supervisors must submit a timesheet to the FWS Coordinator within two days of the end of each pay period. Late timesheets will be carried over to the next pay period. FWS positions are paid via direct deposit or a mailed check.

Maintain FWS Award

Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress and be continuously enrolled in 6 or more credits to remain eligible for FWS from term to term. Remember the award is only valid for the academic year and/or term(s) indicated. Once funds are earned, and/or the academic year is over, FWS students must immediately stop working.

Contact

Ann Abel - Contact
Work Study Coordinator
Phone: 541-440-4621