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Federal Work Study Program

The federal work study (FWS) program is a need-based financial aid program that is allocated by the federal government. The FWS program provides employment opportunities to eligible students at the Law School with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. These funds are used to pay a portion of the student’s work-study wages, while the Law School pays the remaining portion. To qualify for work-study employment, students must:

  1. File the FAFSA form to demonstrate financial need.
  2. Be enrolled for at least half-time (part-time) enrollment status.
  3. Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen.
  4. Maintain satisfactory academic progress.
  5. Be registered with the Selective Service or be exempt from registration.
  6. Not be in default on any Perkins, Stafford, PLUS, or SLS loan.
  7. Not owe a refund on a Pell Grant, SEOG-Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, or LEAP-Leveraging Education Assistance Program.

Students who are interested in participating in the FWS program must first apply through the Human Resources Department. The Office of Financial Aid will then confirm the student’s eligibility before a student may start working. On-campus FWS employment is available in the library and other administrative offices. Off-campus FWS positions must first be arranged with the Law School’s Human Resources Department. Further information will be provided upon hiring.