Federal Work Study (FWS)
Federal Work Study (FWS) is a program that provides part-time employment opportunities to eligible students to help meet expenses related to education.
Based on the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), eligible students are offered an allotment which may be earned through part-time employment in FWS-approved positions. The FWS Student Guide has more information about the FWS award. (Please note: not all campus jobs require FWS.)
Benefits of Student Employment
Because of Virginia Tech’s academic reputation, many families assume that it is unwise for students to work during the academic year. However, studies show that students who work a modest number of hours per week will, on average:
Why? Some possible explanations:
How to Find a Federal Work-Study Job
Click on the link below to search for a FWS job if you have been awarded and have accepted FWS on your award notification at Hokie SPA. Students who obtain a FWS job must also complete the required documentation with the employer.
If you have questions regarding FWS, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.