Federal Work Study (FWS) is a federally-funded program of part-time employment for students with financial need. This program allows students to earn money to help pay for their educational expenses. Work study employment of up to 20 hours a week is available to eligible students. However, the number of hours worked is determined by need. The Office of Financial Aid determines eligibility using federal guidelines. The rate of pay is Ohio minimum wage per hour. Employment can be in a variety of positions in various departments. Receipt of FWS is dependent upon securing a student employee position on or off campus. Eligible students who are interested in FWS must complete a Student Employee Application at https://jobs.owens.edu and apply for the positions in which they are interested. Funds are awarded on a first come, first served basis.
Annual award amount: Varies based on eligibility
Enrollment required: Students must be enrolled in 6 or more credit hours for two out of the three semesters per academic year. One semester per year, a Student Employee can be enrolled in less than 6 credit hours and continue to work as a Student Employee. During the summer semester students can drop to zero hours as long as they are registered for at least 6 credit hours for the fall semester. To use either fall or spring semester as their Free Semester, students must be enrolled in a minimum of 3 credit hours and cannot have used their free semester during that academic year. The academic year begins with the summer semester and ends with the spring semester. Students using their free semester must complete the Free Semester Request Form online.
2015-2016 Application: File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the priority filing date of February 20, 2015.
Funds are limited and are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Students who are offered Federal Work Study must accept the award by a specified deadline.
Student Employment: Student Employment can assist students in locating employment either on or off campus. Please visit the Career Services website for step-by-step instructions on how to apply for student employee opportunities.
America Reads/America Counts Program: This program is funded by Federal Work Study funds and was designed to promote literacy and math competency for children. Participants in the program work as reading and/or math tutors in various off-campus sites. Participants are paid and must show eligibility for financial aid. For more information, contact Student Employment at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (567) 661-7715 to inquire about eligibility.