Federal Work Study (FWS)
Federal Work Study
What is the Federal Work-Study program?
Federal Work-Study provides part-time jobs for undergraduates with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses:
- It provides part-time employment while you are enrolled in school
- It is available to undergraduates
- It is available to full- or part-time students
- It is administered by schools participating in the Federal Work-Study Program
Federal Work-Study at Gateway Community College
This program provides jobs for Gateway Community College students who receive financial aid. Its purpose is to provide funds for students via part-time employment while they are pursuing their studies. This part-time employment may be either on the college campus or in a public and/or private nonprofit organization.
How much can I earn as a work-study at Gateway Community College?
You will earn at least the current federal minimum wage. As a Gateway Community College student, you may be eligible for FWS at $14 per hour. To be considered eligible, you must have a completed Financial Aid application on file in the Financial Aid Office.
Your total work-study award depends on:
- When you apply
- Your financial need
- Gateway Community College’s funding level
How will I be paid?
Gateway Community College’s work-study students are paid bi-weekly.
Can I work as many hours as I want?
No. The amount you earn cannot exceed your total Federal Work-Study award. When assigning work hours, your employer and the Financial Aid Office will consider your class schedule and your academic progress:
- Students may work a maximum of 15 hours a week while attending classes
- If funds are available, eligible students may work a maximum of 25 hours during vacation periods
Students interested in this program should contact the Financial Aid Office.