To be considered for Federal College Work Study, you must indicate "Are you interested in being considered for work study" on your FAFSA. Award amounts are based on unmet need calculated by the FAFSA. 

The actual amount earned depends on the number of hours worked and the current minimum wage.

Funding is limited and awards are done on a first-come first-serve basis. 

First-come first-served awarding is based on the date your file is processed by our office, not the date you completed the FAFSA application. Complete your file with our office as soon as you receive email notification that our office has received​ your FAFSA.

Maintaining Eligibility 

You must be enrolled in at least 6 academic units to participate in the FCWS. After federal determination, if you appear eligible to receive Work Study funds it will be offered to you by the our office.

Want to learn more about Federal College Work Study? Visit the Federal Student Aid website.

Applying for Work Study

Apply for Federal College Work Study by completing the FAFSA at: 

  • The 2017-18 FAFSA covers Fall 2017, Spring 2018 & Summer 2018​
  • The 2018-19 FAFSA covers Fall 2018, Spring 2019 & Summer 2019