Federal Work Study
Work Study Jobs
Federal Work Study (FWS) may be available to you as a student if you demonstrate financial need through your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). A work study award indicates that you are eligible to seek FWS employment; however, it is not a guarantee of a job. The average FWS award is $3,000 per academic year. FWS awards are not applied to a student account, but are paid in a bi-weekly pay check to students as they work hours in a FWS position.
Jobs span across the entire campus and to some eligible off-campus employers as well.
Apply for Federal Work Study Award
To be eligible for a FWS position, students must:
- Have an accepted Federal Work Study award on Campus Connection (please allow 24-48 hours after accepting for the system to update)
- Be enrolled in 6 or more credits
- Be free of any financial aid holds (including but not limited to Verification and Documentation)
- Be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress standards as defined by the university
If you do not have a FWS award offered to you on Campus Connection, you may request to be considered, provided you have already completed the FAFSA. To submit a request please complete the Financial Change Request form and use the comments section to request Federal Work Study Funding.
Current FWS Student Employees
Increasing Federal Work Study Award
If you would like to request that your Federal Work Study (FWS) award be increased, please fill out the Financial Change Request form.
Please put the amount you would like your award increased by on the form. Your supervisor can help you determine what amount would be appropriate to request based on your wage rate and number of hours worked per week.
You will receive an email to your UND email with the outcome of the request within 1-3 business days. The FWS contact for your employing department will also be notified.
Tracking FWS Earnings
To view your current earnings under the FWS program, log into the Student Employment FWS Database.
You will see your earnings for the current academic year or current summer session. This database is updated every pay period with the most current earnings.