Federal Work Study

The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program is a federally funded program administered by the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office that provides part-time employment opportunities to earn money to help pay education expenses through on and off-campus jobs. Students can work up to 20 hours per week while classes are in session.

Work-Study funds are limited. Priority funding consideration will be given to students who submit their FAFSA by the March 2nd priority filing deadline.

Financial aid recipients that are interested in FWS may submit a FAN Change Form to request an award. FWS funds will be dependent upon the determination of the student's aid eligibility and the availability of funds.

Student Resources

  • Must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the current award year. 
  • Must have a financial need of at least $500.
  • Must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress standards.
  • Must be enrolled at least half-time. (6 units undergraduate; 4 units graduate).
  • Must have an official award notification from the Financial Aid Office.

Employer Resources for Hiring

  • Begin the hiring process by completing the attached eligibility verrfication
  • Once the eligibility verification document has been approved by all parties move to step 2
    • Note: You will receive a DocuSign document with a completed Eligibility Verification

ETF Appointment Dates

2023-24 Academic Year

Fall 2023 only

If your student is planning to Graduate in Fall 2023

Spring 24 Only

Start Date: August 21, 2023

End Date: May 18, 2024

Start Date: August 21, 2023

End Date: December 16, 2023

Start Date: January 22, 2024

End Date: May 18, 2024

Once all required documents have been completed and obtained with signatures by the department, you can submit your hiring documents via the FWS/LAEP Document Submission Portal.  

To ensure your student workers can begin their FWS assignments at the start of the Fall 2023 semester, please upload your hiring documents to our office as soon as possible but no later than July 14, 2023. When the hiring process is complete, our FWS Coordinator will send you an email with your new hire or rehires start date.

Per Human Resource Management (HRM), live scans will be required for student worker positions that are sensitive in nature and/or have access to confidential information.  The live scan procedures for all student worker positions are coordinated through the Career Center.  

Additional Resources