Federal Work Study program


The Federal Work Study (FWS) program provides part-time jobs for undergraduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay for educational expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to the recipient’s course of study. Participation in the FWS program is contingent on possessing the skills to do the job, as well as performing in a satisfactory manner.

Types of jobs 

SPC has two options for students in the Federal Work Study program:

  • Community Service - designed to improve the quality of life for community residents, particularly low-income individuals, or to solve particular problems related to their needs  
  • Working in different departments on campus

How you are paid 

You will be paid biweekly at a rate of $9.37 per hour. The amount you earn cannot exceed your total FWS award. When assigning work hours, your employer or Financial Aid Administrator will consider your award amount, your class schedule, and your academic progress.

What is a Federal Work-Study job?