Federal Work Study
Federal Work Study Awards and Eligibility
|Type||Amount||Who is Eligible||How to Apply|
|Federal Work Study (FWS)||Average for freshmen $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.
If a Kent Campus student with a FWS award does not find an on-campus student job within the first two months after Fall semester classes begin, the FWS award for that school year may be canceled.