This type of employment is offered as part of a student's financial aid package as a result of filing a FAFSA and demonstrating financial need. However, eligibility for this program does not guarantee employment. Students must compete with other FWS recipients for available positions. The funding for the FWS Program comes primarily from the Federal government.
Students who do not have a demonstrated financial need but have shown an interest and need to work may apply for positions under the College Work-Study Program. CWS is administered parallel to FWS with funding coming from the institution.
This program was developed for off-campus employment opportunities. The primary goal of this program is to encourage students to participate in community service activities that will benefit the community and engender in the students a sense of social responsibility and commitment.
Additional information is available at Student Employment.