Federal Work Study
Federal Work Study Awards and Eligibility
|Type||Amount||Who is Eligible||How to Apply|
|Federal Work Study (FWS)||Average for new first-year students $2,500,
Continuing students $3,000
|Based on FAFSA results||Search for student job with Career Exploration and Development|
|Graduate Assistantships||Varies||Based on FAFSA results||Contact college department|
Federal Work Study (FWS) is a type of self-help aid that must be earned. The FWS award will not be deducted from the student's bill. A student will receive a bi-weekly paycheck based on hours worked.
A student not awarded FWS may search for a university funded student job. To search and apply for a university funded or FWS student job, go to the Career Exploration and Development website.
A student MUST be enrolled at least half-time during fall and/or spring semesters to use FWS. Undergraduates considered half-time are enrolled 6 or more credit hours. Graduates considered half-time are enrolled 4 or more credit hours.
A student that has been awarded FWS may view this in the Financial Aid section of their FlashLine account. After logging into FlashLine:
- Choose the Student tab on the left column
- Under Finances, click on Financial Aid
- Select "Financial Aid Awards"
- Choose the appropriate Award Year from the drop-down and click Submit
- Click on the Award Overview tab
If you do not see a FWS award listed on FlashLine, that means that you have not been awarded FWS. If you would like to have your eligibility for FWS reviewed, please complete a Federal Work Study Request Form found on the Forms and Applications page (Kent Campus students).
A student attending a Kent State University regional campus should contact the financial aid office at that campus regarding eligibility for a FWS award.
If a Kent Campus student with a FWS award does not find an on-campus student job within the first six weeks after Fall semester classes begin, the FWS award for that school year may be canceled.