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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.

These jobs are only open to students who have accepted their federal work-study award with their financial aid package.

The maximum amount you can earn in an academic year is $4,000. 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.


Federal Work-Study is awarded by academic year. You request federal work-study on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you didn't request federal work-study on the FAFSA or the Student Information form, you may email Kelly Cole to get on the waiting list.


You must reapply every year through the FAFSA. We encourage you to review the priority deadline and complete the FAFSA as soon as it becomes available for the next award year.

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.