Work Study

Federal Work Study (FWS) is a federally subsidized program designed to promote part-time employment of students to help them avoid excessive debt while in college. By working, students gain experience, develop new skills, and earn money to meet their educational and living expenses.

  • FWS is awarded as part of a student’s financial aid package.
  • Awards are based on financial need and available funding.
  • Any changes in a student’s financial aid package may result in a decrease in FWS funding.
  • FWS Award does not guarantee on-campus employment.
  • Students must participate in the recruitment process by applying to current on-campus job opportunities and/or select College community service FWS off-campus tutor positions (America Reads).

FWS Eligibility

FWS is available to students who demonstrate financial need. To be considered for FWS employment eligibility, a student will need to complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Inquiries regarding FAFSA and your financial aid package should be directed to Financial Aid Office.

  • Students must be enrolled and maintain at least half-time enrollment (6 credits)
  • Audited classes are not considered degree-granting credits and do not count toward the credit hour requirement.
  • Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress as per FVCC college guidelines.
Student Employment Non-Work Study Federal Work Study
Overview of Program Part-time, on-campus employment opportunities for students regardless of financial need. Students do not need to fill out the FAFSA to apply for positions Offered to students who demonstrate financial need as determined for Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Financial Aid Requirements Financial Aid Eligibility does not apply. No FAFSA is required to work Students are awarded FWS as part of their Financial Aid package. Students must fill out the FAFSA annually and have financial need as determined by the Department of Education
Eligibility Students must be enrolled as a current FVCC student Students must be enrolled in at least 6 credits