The federal work-study program offers students the opportunity to work part-time to help cover college expenses. FWS is awarded to students who demonstrate financial need and meet certain eligibility requirements. Work-study wages are paid directly to the student as they are earned, not to the University Cashier’s Office; therefore, payment cannot be used as a means of deferring your bill to the University.
Click here to see the video “How to check your work-study status”.
If you are awarded Federal Work-Study as part of your financial aid package, you may review job opportunities. Students can only participate in one WORK-STUDY position at a time. Students can, however, hold other NON-work-study jobs at the same time. Please contact your financial aid counselor if you have questions about work-study or your financial aid package.
Once hired, students must sign their Voucher to Hire Form following this path: In the Portal – Main Menu>Student Self Service>Student Center and click Financial Aid. Choose the aid year and click on Documents. Next to “Work Study Voucher” is a red icon linking you to the voucher for your electronic signature.
Federal Work-Study Employers
If you are an employer wanting to hire a work-study student, please visit our employer page.