Students indicate their desire for a work-study award on the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  A separate application is not needed.  FWS eligibility is determined by the Financial Aid Office and FWS funds are awarded to students with high financial need who filed the FAFSA by the March 1 priority deadline.  Students are not placed in a job by the Financial Aid Office, rather, they must compete for jobs by applying and interviewing for positions.  Once hired, students work at their job on a schedule that is agreed upon with the supervisor.  Students enter their hours daily on MainStreet, a web based system, every two weeks and are paid only for hours worked.  Federal Work-study earnings are not applied directly to the student’s bill as students receive a paycheck for hours worked.  Specific information about Federal Work-study is provided to students during the first week of classes.  Additional information may also be found in our Student Employment section.

For more information about this program, consult the Student Guide published yearly by the U.S. Department of Education.