What is Federal Work Study?

Federal Work Study is a federally funded, need-based, financial assistance program administered by the Office of Student Financial Aid and the Student Employment Office (HR). To qualify, a student must complete, and submit, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually, during established application periods, indicating interest in program participation. If eligible, the Office of Student Financial Aid will determine the appropriate award amount, and notify the student accordingly. Once awarded, the student must accept or decline program participation. If accepted, the student will be provided with information on where to search and apply for on-campus job opportunities. Employment must be secured prior to established deadlines to maintain your program eligibility.   

(Note: Unlike other forms of financial assistance, Federal Work Study is not a grant or loan to be repaid over a period of time. Eligible students work to earn a portion, or all, of their respective award amount.)

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