Federal Work-Study Program (FWS)

The FWS Program provides part-time employment opportunities for students who show need under the federal need analysis system. Earnings (net of job-related costs) must be used to meet educational expenses. The program also encourages community service.

Related terms: Packaging; Overawards and Overpayments; Student Eligibility; Program Participation Agreement

See also Subtopics for more specific references.

2020-21 FSA Handbook, Vol. 6 PDF

2020-21 FSA Handbook, Vol. 3 PDF

A Chance for Success: Understanding How Latinx Students Make Meaning of Federal Work-Study Employment (LSU Doctoral Dissertations) Web URL

Campus-Based Financial Aid Programs: Trends and Alternative Allocation Strategies (Educational Policy: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Policy and Practice) Web URL

Campus-Based Programs Self-Study Guide (National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators) Web URL

Do Community College Students Benefit from Federal Work Study Participation? (Teachers College Record) Web URL

Does the Federal Work-Study Program Really Work—and for Whom? (Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University) Web URL

Tuition Discounting Practices: A Multiple Case Study of New York State Private Institutions (ProQuest Dissertations Publishing) PDF

Does Working Help or Hurt College Students? The Effects of Federal Work-Study Participation on Student Outcomes. A CAPSEE Working Paper (Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment) Web URL

Expanding Federal Work-Study Opportunities for California Community College Students (Campaign for College Opportunity) Web URL

Federal Work-Study (FWS) AskRegs Knowledgebase Q&As (National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators) Web URL

Federal Work-Study: Past Its Prime, or Ripe for Renewal? Evidence Speaks Reports, Vol 2, #16 (Brookings) Web URL

Federal Work-Study Program Equity: A Public University System Survey and Aggregate Data Analysis (ProQuest Dissertations Publishing) Web URL

Rethinking Federal Work-Study - Incremental Reform Is Not Enough (Urban Institute) PDF

The Causal Effect of Federal Work-Study Participation: Quasi-Experimental Evidence From West Virginia (Journal of Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, AERA) Web URL

See top list entry for Recordkeeping

See top list entry for Disbursement, subtopic Power of attorney

See top list entry for Packaging

See also top list entry for Cash Management

675.18(a) Web URL