Federal Work Study Program (Federal/FWSP)

Part-time employment may be awarded to students with financial need as part of their financial aid award. This type of aid is classified as "self-help." Students must earn the funds they receive through this program. Priority is given to continuing students who had Federal Work Study awarded the previous year.

How to Apply

  1. Application procedures are the same as those for the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG).
  2. Students may inquire about available FWSP positions at the Financial Aid office. If hired, students will complete additional employment documents.


Students may be eligible if they

  1. Are admitted to the College as regular students
  2. Enroll in an eligible degree or certificate program for at least six credit hours toward the program of study
  3. Are a U.S. citizen, national or permanent resident, and have met Selective Service registration requirements
  4. Have financial need as determined through the FAFSA
  5. Are maintaining satisfactory academic progress
  6. Are neither in default nor overpayment on previous aid received

Note: Renewal placements are contingent upon reapplying for Federal Financial Assistance

Conditions and Terms

  1. If students are awarded work study, they should contact the Financial Aid office on their home campus for job information
  2. Students will be paid biweekly at the state's minimum wage rate
  3. Students and supervisors will establish a schedule that is satisfactory to both parties
  4. Students are expected to work scheduled hours
  5. Students may not work more than 20 hours per week without prior approval from the assistant dean of financial aid
  6. Students must maintain a satisfactory standard of job performance
  7. Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress
  8. Students must remain enrolled in at least six credit hours during the term for which they receive a work study award