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Federal Work-Study (FWS)


Federal Work-Study provides part-time jobs for undergraduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay for their college expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to the student’s course of study.

Here’s a quick overview of Federal Work-Study:

  • It provides part-time employment while you are enrolled in school (up to 19.5 hours per week).
  • It’s available to undergraduate students with financial need.
  • It’s available to full-time or part-time students.


FWS Eligibility Requirements
Work-study is considered financial aid.  Like all federal financial aid, to be eligible for Federal Work-Study, you must:

  • Have a completed FAFSA application on file with PVCC
  • Have unmet financial need
  • Be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours 
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress

If you are interested in participating in the FWS program, please visit the Financial Aid Office to see if you are eligible.
As a work-study job applicant, you are applying for a real job that will teach you valuable work skills. The FWS application process is highly competitive as there are many FWS students and limited FWS jobs on campus. So, prepare for interviews, bring an up-to-date resume, and remember to mention any previous experience and/or skills you may possess.  
If you need assistance with your interview skills, preparing a resume, or finding a campus job please go to Career Services