Federal Work Study for Students

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 an undergraduate student – excludes Global Aviation and Distance Education students.
  • Must demonstrate financial need and have an Estimated Financial Assistance (EFC) of 10,000 or less.
  • Enroll in at least 6 credits each semester FWS is used.
  • Eligible to legally work in the United States.

Award Amount

  • Award amounts vary.
  • Priority for FWS is given to students who have been awarded and have earned funding from FWS in the prior Academic Year.
  • If you do not earn the full amount of your award in the year, the unearned portion is forfeit.

How it's Received

  • You receive your FWS through compensation for the work you perform as a part-time employee of UVU.
  • The official pay dates are the 1st and the 16th of each month.
  • All pay stubs are available online through myUVU.
  • All employees are paid on a two week lag pay cycle; meaning your first paycheck will be approximately one month after you have started working.

FWS Checklist

For Students

1

Apply For Federal Student Aid

 

2

Apply For Federal Work Study (FWS)

 

If you have completed the FAFSA, you can request FWS one of the following ways:

  • Indicate on the FAFSA that you are interested in FWS.
  • Complete and upload the FWS Request form.

FWS awards are based on the availability of funding and meeting specific eligibility criteria. Requesting FWS does not guarantee you will receive FWS.

3

Accept FWS Award

 

Once your FWS has been offered, you must accept it in your myUVU student account.

  • Log in to myUVU
  • Go to students
  • Paying for my education
  • Inside the Financial Aid box click on Awards
  • Select the appropriate Aid Year
  • Terms and Conditions
  • Accept Award Offer

4

Enroll In At Least 6 Credits Each Semester

 

To be eligible for your FWS you must be enrolled in at least six credit hours each semester in which you wish to be employed as a work study employee.

5

Apply For FWS Jobs

 

Once you have accepted your FWS award, a list of available work study jobs will be emailed to the email account you have designated as your preferred email in myUVU.

To apply, click on the link provided in the email for the position(s) for which you would like to be considered, and complete the online application.

6

Interview

 

Departments will review applications, conduct interviews, and hire work study employees in accordance with the UVU Human Resources policy and procedures.

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7

Accept A FWS Position

 

After being interviewed, if you are offered a work study position by the department, you can choose to accept or reject the position.

You must have a FWS position secured by the following deadlines:

  • *Fall: September 30, 2018
  • *Spring: February 28, 2019

 

*Deadlines may be changed due to additional awarding, later in the year. If awarded, please review your myUVU FWS Award email for your specific deadline. 

Continued Elegibility

Once awarded, you must accept your FWS award and have a job by the following deadlines each year:

  • Fall: September 30
  • Spring: February 28

In addition to accepting the award and getting a job by the deadline, you must:

  • Complete a new FAFSA each award year.
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress each semester.
  • Meet all other eligibility requirements.

Cancellation/Termination

The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office may cancel your work study award, and you must cease employment as a work study employee, for the following reasons:

  • If your federal student aid eligibility changes
  • If you completely withdraw or cease to be enrolled in an eligible degree
  • If you fail to enroll in at least six credits each semester in which you wish to be employed as a work study employee
  • If you meet your 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.

Employment Information

Federal Pell Grant and Loan information is sent to the U.S. Department of Education. This information is then included in the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) and is accessible to you and authorized agencies, lenders, servicers, and institutions.

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