What is Federal Work-Study? Federal Work-Study (FWS) is a financial aid program that allows a student to work on-campus or with approved off-campus community service employers to earn money to pay for college expenses. FWS is not a grant (you must work to earn it), and it is not a loan (you do not have to repay it). Being awarded FWS with financial aid can help you become eligible for part-time jobs, both on-and off campus, that you may not have otherwise been eligible for. The FWS program encourages employment in community service and in fields related to your major of study. Am I eligible for Federal Work-Study? You would be eligible for employment under the Federal Work-Study Program if you:
- have been accepted into a degree program at New River CTC, are enrolled at least as a half-time student and are in good standing as a student.
- are a citizen of the United States, or live in the United States for other than a temporary purpose and intend to become a permanent resident thereof, or are a permanent resident of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands.
- are capable, in the opinion of the institution, of making responsible academic progress in such course of study while employed under this program, and
- have demonstrated a financial need as determined by the U.S. Department of Education.
- Work Study Tutor
- Work Study Community Service
- Work Study Hawk Mascot Student Worker