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Federal Work Study Program 

Federal Work Study (FWS) is a need-based federal financial aid program that helps to subsidize student wages in on-campus jobs. FWS earnings are excluded from adjusted gross income on the following year’s FAFSA, so it is advantageous for a student to have FWS earnings versus regular non-FWS earnings.

Students are urged to check directly with departments in which they would like to work. Before a department hires a student via the FWS program, the student should check with the Office of Financial Aid to verify the student’s FWS eligibility.

If the student qualifies for FWS, a “Student Employment Voucher” is prepared for the student to take back to the hiring department for signature. The student then returns to the Office of Financial Aid with the signed “Student Employment Voucher” and completes all other employment forms.

For questions or more information, contact the Office of Financial Aid.