Federal Work Study

The Federal Work Study (FWS) Program is a federally-funded program that allows students who have received a Federal Work Study award from the Office of Student Financial Assistance the opportunity to earn money through a part-time position during the fall and spring semesters. If you have been offered and accepted FWS funding as part of your financial aid package, you are eligible to hold a FWS position. Participation is optional; in other words, just because you accepted a FWS award as part of your financial aid package does not mean you are under any obligation to work in a FWS position. However, you will only earn whatever portion of your FWS award money that you work to earn in a FWS position.

Undergraduate students are automatically considered for Federal Work Study by the Office of Student Financial Assistance based on their eligibility for need-based financial assistance. Graduate students who wish to receive a Federal Work Study award must apply for it directly through the Office of Student Financial Assistance. Students with questions about the status or details of their FWS award should contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance.


How to Contact Student Employment 

Student Employment is available by emailing [email protected] or calling 202-994-8046. We are also available for virtual appointments for employer and student assistance.

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