The Federal Work Study (FWS) program subsidizes part-time employment
opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students with financial
need, allowing them to earn money to help pay their costs of attendance
at a participating college or university. In order to receive FWS
assistance, students must be enrolled at least half-time (six credits)
in a degree or professional certificate program and must file the Free
Application for Federal Student Aid. At The New School, FWS is
administered by the Office of Financial Aid.
If you receive a Federal Work Study award, please note that your
award amount is not guaranteed. You must first find and secure an
on-campus work study position. You must obtain a position by October 31 if you received a Federal Work Study award for the academic year, or you
will lose your award. You cannot begin receiving pay from your Federal
Work Study award until all hiring steps are completed and your
supervisor informs you of the first day of your employment. Visit
the student financial aid website for more
information on work study awards and how to find a work study job.