Work Study Basics
Federal Work Study (FWS) is a need-based federally-funded part-time employment program which allows eligible students to earn
money to help pay for education expenses. Both undergraduate and graduate students can be eligible for a FWS award. Students must complete the Free
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year to be considered for
federal financial aid, including FWS. You may email FWS@unf.edu from your secure UNF email account and ask to be evaluated for the fall and/or spring terms.
Please review all of the information below for details on the Federal
Work Study program at UNF. Work Authorization and Payroll paperwork must be completed
before you start work.
Please note: FWS cannot be
used to defer (pend) tuition, fees or other charges billed to student accounts. In addition, FWS funds are not available
to directly pay a student’s tuition, fees, housing or meal membership charges. FWS employees are paid according to the UNF biweekly payroll schedule based
on the hours earned during the pay period. Students are limited to 20 hours of
work per week and 40 hours per pay period. FWS cannot pay for any hours worked
beyond these approved limits. Additionally, students may only earn up to the posted
FWS award for the term.