Federal Work Study (FWS) is a need-based work program designed to provide college students the opportunity to earn money while pursuing a college degree. These funds are limited. To be considered for FWS at Florida Memorial University, students must meet the following criteria and adhere to the following guidelines:
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements
- Meet a need (EFC) requirements
- Be degree seeking
- Priority is given to full-time students
- Have valid forms of identification and complete the employment verification process as outlined in the Florida Memorial University HR policy.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS TO THE FEDERAL WORK STUDY PROGRAM?
There are several benefits associated with the FWS Program:
Allows you to earn money to help pay for your educational expenses.
It provides opportunities to serve the community and to work in areas that are related to your course of study.
Your FWS employer acknowledges you are a student first. FWS employers are flexible and willing to work around your class schedule.
It provides beneficial experience and training, networking and references that build up your resume.
It can provide opportunities to develop your professional skills, like communication, time management and interpersonal skills.
It can lead to career opportunities.
When you apply for financial aid the following year, the money you earned through this program isn’t used to determine your financial need.
HOW WILL I KNOW IF I QUALIFY FOR FEDERAL WORK STUDY?
After filing the FAFSA and having it sent to FMU, a student’s eligibility for the FWS program will be reviewed during the awarding process. Eligible students are awarded an allotment which may be earned through part time employment in a FWS approved position. If a student is eligible, an allotment will be posted to the student’s LION AID account, along with an informative email sent to the student. If the FWS award is not visible on a student’s LION AID account then the student is not currently eligible for this program.
Please note: FWS are limited and awarded on a first come, first serve basis to eligible students.