If you are interested in the Federal Work Study (FWS) program, you are required to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and answer "yes" to work-study on the FAFSA. The Federal Work Study Program helps you earn financial funding through a part-time work program. You have the opportunity to earn up to the amount offered on the financial aid award letter. You must be enrolled in six units to be eligible for this program.