FWS is an employment program sponsored by the federal government. It is intended to encourage and promote the part-time employment of students, as well as assist the University and its surrounding community. This program provides jobs for undergraduate and graduate students, who are enrolled at least half-time, with financial need as determined by the results from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) . FWS awards are given on "first-come-first-serve" basis. Due to funding restrictions, FWS may not be awarded to all eligible students.
FWS money is not credited to a student's account and cannot be used to confirm registration. Income earned through FWS does not have to be repaid. A student's FWS hourly salary will not be lower, but may exceed the federal minimum wage. Students are paid once a month for hours worked. Generally, students may work up to 15 hours per week while school is in session.