Federal Work Study (FWS)
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FWS is federally subsidized employment available to students with financial need. Priority is given to those students who have completed the necessary paperwork by the appropriate deadlines. The length of a student’s employment under FWS funding is based on the student’s FWS award, pay rate, and hours worked per week.

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.

To be eligible for employment, students must:

  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
  • Remain enrolled in a minimum (6) units
  • Have remaining financial aid need

FWS students are paid at a rate of $15.50/hour and up to 20 hours a week.

Note: Starting January 1, 2024 students will be paid at a rate of $16.00/hour.