Federal Work Study Program


The spring 2015 FWS has been given out. If you received the Pell grant for the 14/15 academic year & FWS is not listed on your Banner account, please contact us to be placed on the summer waiting list. Priority is given to former FWS employees on the waiting list. 

Federal Work Study Program

1) The first step in applying for Federal Work-Study (FWS) is to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). You must select “Yes” to the following question on the FAFSA: “Are you interested in being considered for work-study?”.

FWS is awarded first come, first serve depending on when your Financial Aid file is complete. Priority is given to returning FWS employees & funding is limited as we only receive funding to award roughly 2% of the students who qualify. 

2) FWS eligibility is based on established financial need. You must be Pell Grant eligible to qualify for FWS. Jobs are located on and off-campus and work schedules are flexible with your class schedule.

3) FWS money is not available at registration to pay your fees.  FWS awards are earned during the term. Students are paid bi-weekly for actual hours worked.

4) FWS recipients receive a Financial Aid Award Letter with the amount (per semester) that they are eligible to earn. If you do not see FWS on your Financial Aid Award Letter, please contact the Work-Study Coordinator, Rett Moore, at wemoore@valdosta.edu

•   If you are awarded FWS, please check PeopleAdmin to view the current list of FWS job openings

•   If you are not awarded FWS, hope is not lost! Over 80% of the on-campus jobs for VSU students are non-FWS positions. These "Student Assistant" jobs are also posted on PeopleAdmin. Please contact the Student Employment Office with questions regarding Student Assistant jobs.

•   Another option for employment is via off-campus, part-time jobs in the community. Please contact Career Opportunities with questions regarding off-campus jobs.

FWS Employment Application