Work Study

Federal Work Study (FWS) Program is based on financial need and enables graduate students to defray a portion of their education expenses with part-time work earning.  If interested in Work-Study Programs, please notify the Financial Aid Office.  If your financial aid award includes an offer of FWS, you may work up to 19 hours a week to earn up to the full amount of your FWS award.  You will be paid twice monthly for the actual hours worked.  The award amount indicated on the Award Letter is a maximum eligibility to earn, and FWS awards do not credit to your student account.  Receiving a FWS award is not a guaranty of employment.

Qualifications for the work study program

The student has to have completed a FAFSA and met with the Financial Aid Office to determine eligibility. You must be a permanent/conditional resident or U.S. citizen.

Working during Scheduled Class Time Is Prohibited

In general, students are not permitted to work in FWS positions during scheduled class times. Exceptions are permitted if an individual class is cancelled, if the instructor has excused the student from attending for a particular day, and if the student is receiving credit for employment in an internship, externship, or community work study experience. Any such exemptions must be documented.

Work Study for Individual Departments

This page was last modified on June 17, 2020