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.


  • 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


Post A Job



Students Apply


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


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


Background Check & Paperwork


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


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



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.


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.


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.