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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 $11.00 an hour.


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, Kristin Carpenter at   Students may search for work-study positions and complete an application for employment at  

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