Costs and Financial Aid

Federal Work Study

The Federal Work-Study program provides funds to students with a financial need; funds are earned through part-time employment. Under the FWS program, you can earn money for your education by working part-time, on-campus, while you are enrolled in school at least half-time (6 hours) and have unmet need. You will also need to make sure you have a valid FAFSA on file for current Award Year.

Your total FWS award depends on:

  • When you apply
  • Your level of financial need
  • Your school's funding level 
  • A supervisor's willingness to hire you
  • Your amount of student loans accepted