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Federal Work Study
Federal Work Study

 

What is Federal Work Study?

 

FWS Program

Work study jobs are partially funded by the federal or state government.  The FWS program gives students the opportunity to work on campus or in a community service position on a part-time basis. Students may work up to 20 hours per week and receive the funds for actual hours worked from Collin College.  As of October 1, 2014 the hourly pay rate for FWS positions is $10.75 an hour.   

Eligibility

Below is a list of eligibility requirements for FWS.

Show financial need

Be enrolled at least half-time in an eligible program

Be an eligible U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen 

Be making Satisfactory Academic Progress

How to Apply

To be awarded FWS a student must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and indicate on the FAFSA they are interested in work study.  FWS funds are not automatically awarded, but emails are sent to qualifying students for the award year.  If you need information or assistance with FWS you can contact the FWS coordinator at amchavez@collin.edu.  Students my search for work-study positions and complete an application for employment at http://www.collin.edu/hr/employment/.