Federal Work-Study Program

Federal Work-Study Program for Undergraduates

The Federal Work-Study Program (also known as FWSP or "Work-Study") is an employment program for some, but not all, financial aid recipients. Through FWSP, the federal government pays from 50% to 100% of an eligible student's wages, making it easier for an employer to hire a student or a student to find the right job. The standard federal share for on-campus and most off-campus positions in non-profit organizations is 70%. On-campus employers during the summer and all off-campus employers also contribute from 5-10% for fringe benefits.