Federal Work Study for Employers

 

Federal Work Study (FWS) is a form of need-based federal student aid that is earned by working part-time, on campus, while attending school.

Eligibility

  • Complete the FAFSA.
  • Must be awarded federal work study for the year in which the student is wishing to receive federal work study.
  • Must be an undergraduate or graduate student at UVU.
  • Must demonstrate financial need.
  • Must be enrolled in at least 6 credits (for undergraduate) or 4.5 credits (for graduate).
  • Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards
  • Eligible to legally work in the United States.

Employment Period

2021-2022 Year

  • Fall Only: July 1, 2021 - December 18, 2021
  • Fall and Spring: July 1, 2021 - May 5, 2022
  • Spring Only: January 6, 2022 - May 5, 2022

Employee Pay Rate

  • 2021-2022 Year: $9.00-$18.00

FWS Checklist

For Employers

1

Post A Job

 

2

Students Apply

 

Work study jobs will be posted as an internal posting for those that are awarded work study

3

Interview & Hire

 

Move all applicants appropriately in the workflow

  • Applicants you wish to employ move to Recommend to Hire
  • All other applicants move to Not-Hired

4

Background Check & Paperwork

 

Background check will be sent to the candidate and new hire paper work will need to be completed.

5

Submit Employer Information Form

 

Complete and submit the Work Study Employer Information Form.

This must be done prior to the employee’s first day of work.

Work study Employer Information Form

 

6

Submit ePAF

 

The Work Study Employer Information Form and the ePAF must be submitted to the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office before the work study employee begins working.

7

Work Study Employees Begin

 

Work study employees can begin working as early as July 1, 2021, if they are enrolled in at least 6 credits for Fall 2021.

Cancellation/Termination

The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office may terminate a work study employee for the following reasons:

  • If the student’s federal student aid eligibility changes
  • If they drop below six credits, completely withdraw, or cease to be enrolled in an eligible degree
  • If they fail to enroll in at least six credits each semester in which they wish to be employed as a work study employee
  • If they meet their work study award maximum for the year

A supervisor may terminate a work study employee for a breach of behavior, inadequate performance, or any other seriously unsatisfactory situation. If a supervisor wishes to terminate a student, he or she must present the reasons for dismissal to Human Resources.