Federal Work-Study

This needs-based employment program is available summer, fall, winter, and spring terms each award year. You must reapply by supplying the FAFSA and demonstrating eligibility each year to receive it.


To be eligible, you must:

  • Submit a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) each year
  • Have unmet needs equivalent to the amount of work-study offered
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress each term
  • Be enrolled at least half-time (6 or more credits) each eligible termEmployment opportunities may be available on campus and out in the community. Students may begin working only after Federal Work Study has been offered and accepted. Students may earn up to $1,100 per term with a maximum of $4,400 per award year, depending on terms of attendance and eligibility.

Federal Work Study Hiring Process

  1. If you would like to be considered for Federal Work-Study, please complete the interest form as your first step.
  2. Read and print off the complete Background Check document. Print off completed page 3 of the document and submit to the work-study office either in person or online using the Digital Forms Drop Box.
  3. Browse the Federal Work-Study Job Listings and complete the online Federal Work Study Job Application.
  4. Now that you have chosen a job you must review the Federal Work-Study Guidelines and take the Federal Work-Study Guidelines Quiz.
  5. It is important to complete all of the following Federal and State Forms below. Completed forms must be submitted to the work-study office either in person or online using the Digital Forms Drop Box promptly so the hiring process can be satisfied and the job referral can be issued.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact 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 not filled out a FAFSA, apply online at fafsa.ed.gov and be sure to note your interest in Federal Work-Study. If you would like to change your answer on your FAFSA for your interest in Federal Work-Study you should login at fafsa.ed.gov and update your FAFSA application.

Checking for FWS Financial Aid Offer

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

Maintain Your FWS Offer

Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress and be continuously enrolled in 6 or more credits to remain eligible for FWS from term to term. Remember the offer 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.

Payment Information

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

Please complete the following time-sheet and turn it into your supervisor for verification and signature: 2022-2023 FWS Time Sheet.

If you are interested having direct deposit setup please fill out completely and print off the Employee Direct Deposit Form and bring along a voided check to be turned in to the federal work-study office.

Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday


Federal Work-Study Coordinator