Federal Work-Study (FWS) is a program that allows undergraduate and graduate students with financial need to earn money to help pay for educational expenses. This program provides part-time jobs and encourages work related to students’ field of study as well as community service.
A student must have financial need; that is, his or her cost of attendance (COA) must be greater than his or her Expected Family Contribution (EFC). A financial aid administrator may not award FWS employment to a student if that award, when combined with all other resources, would exceed the student’s need.
Steps to Apply for Work Study
- Pick up a work study application at Career Services or download it here (PDF).
- Drop off the application with “Step 1, Student Information” section completed by the deadline to the Financial Aid Office to see if you are eligible.
- Within the first week of classes, pick up your application in the Career Services Office.
• You will find out if you are eligible for work study and will be helped with finding placement.
• If you are not eligible, you can receive help with finding a non-work-study job.
|Qualitative – Minimum GPA||Undergraduate: Maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA by the end of the 3rd term and each semester thereafter.
Graduate: Maintain a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA.
|Quantitative – Credits Earned||Complete a minimum of 67% of your cumulative coursework/units attempted for the academic year. Students are expected to complete their program of study within 150% of the time required as published in the college catalog.|
(Continue with Step 4 ONLY if you are eligible)
- If hired for the position, have your supervisor complete the appropriate section on your application.
- Read the Five Towns College Regulations. Sign and date your application and work-study regulations.
- Bring your approved and completed application to Career Services.
- Career Services will guide you to the Payroll Department to complete paperwork.
FTC Federal Work-Study Regulations
- A new work-study application must be completed each academic year.
- A student may work up to 20 hours per week. Written approval from the Provost of the College, prior to the beginning of the semester, is required for any exceptions.
- A student must maintain a term and cumulative 2.5 GPA.
- A Time Verification form must be completed, signed, and handed in as per Payroll Schedule in order to receive pay.