Federal Work-Study (FWS) Employment

Federal Work-Study is a federal financial aid program that is awarded based on financial need computed from information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If a student indicated an interest in work-study on the FAFSA and is eligible, the student’s award package may include FWS. A student benefits from having Federal Work-Study because FWS earnings are not calculated in the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) on the following year’s FAFSA. Additionally, employers often prefer hiring FWS students since a portion of the student's wage is paid with federal funds.

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