Financial Aid Programs - Federal Work-Study
Federal Work-Study (FWS) is campus-based federal Title IV financial aid that comes in the form of employment. FWS is applied for through the FAFSA application. To be eligible, students must enroll in a matriculated course of study and register for at least six credits. Students receive FWS funds according to the number of hours worked. The rate of pay is at least minimum wage. Students are encouraged to choose job placements with an eye towards community service and/or future vocational interests. FWS funds are limited and are awarded to students on a first come, first served basis. The earliest applications have the best possibility of receiving FWS funds. The maximum annual FWS award at CUNY is $2,500. For more information, visit the U.S. Department of Education student aid publications site.