Federal Work-Study (FWS) allows students the opportunity to earn part of their financial aid by working in assigned jobs, both on and off campus. Awarding of FWS funds is extremely limited due to the small amount of funds received each year. Eligibility is determined based on:
If you have been determined potentially eligible for FWS, you will see a message posted on WebSTAR. Follow the directions on the message for contacting the Work-Study Coordinator. Receiving the message does not guarantee you will be in the Work-Study program. Returning Work-Study students must also follow these procedures, there is no guarantee of the same Work-Study job from award year to award year.
On a first come-first served basis, students determined eligible will have 30 days to secure a Work-Study position. Students who are able to secure a position will be required to complete an employment packet and meet all eligibility requirements prior to working. Students are paid an hourly salary and are allocated a certain number of hours that can be worked based on the amount of the award. As work on the job is completed, a monthly time sheet is submitted for the hours worked just as at a regular job. Once a month, you will receive a paycheck for the hours worked for the previous month. Students may work until their FWS award is earned in full, until FWS funds are depleted, or until the end of the Spring semester, whichever occurs first. At that time, the Federal Work Study job ends. Please refer to the Work-Study Student Handbook for more detailed information.
NOTE: Effective July 1, 2013 no salary increases will be authorized due to budget considerations until further notice.
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