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Finanical Aid Office at Lehman College

Federal Work Study Program

The Federal Work Study Program provides jobs for Undergraduate and Graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to your course of study.

In order to be placed for a Federal Work Study job for the current Academic Year, you must have Received and Accepted your 2022-2023 Federal Work Study Award. This is part of your Financial Aid Award Offer Letter. To view, you must log on to your CUNYfirst account and under View Financial Aid for Aid Year 2023, you must Accept your Federal Work Study Award.

Federal Work Study Placement for the Spring 2023 Semester, officially begins on February 13, 2023. If you have not received a Federal Work Study Award for the 2022-23 year, and would like to be placed on the waitlist, please visit this page to submit an official request. Since funds are limited, we will evaluate all requests in the order in which we have received them.

  • Federal Work-Study students who are both enrolled and working in-person, must maintain a minimum in-person enrollment level of 6 credits in order to continue earning their FWS award.

  • A student enrolled remotely is only permitted to earn their FWS award in a remote-only position, both on and off campus, provided they maintain a minimum enrollment of 6 credits.

  • Example: Student is enrolled for 12 credits (6 remote, 6 in-person). Student receives WA VAX grades for 6 in-person credits. The student may continue to work remotely on and off-campus. The student is not permitted to work in –person, whether on or off-campus.

Listed below are links designed to assist you in understanding how the Federal Work Study Program works at Lehman College.

For all Federal Work Study Inquiries, Contact Us via Email ( Please include your Full Name, EMPLID, Contact Informaton and allow 5-7 Business Days for a response.