Federal School Code 005753

Federal Work-Study

Federal Work-Study (FWS) is a federally-funded program of part-time employment for students with financial need. This program allows you to earn money to help pay for your educational expenses. The number of hours worked is determined by need, up to a maximum of 24 hours per week. Receipt of FWS is dependent upon securing a student employee position in various departments on campus, or at an off campus location. To be considered for an FWS position, you must complete a Student Employee Application at https://jobs.owens.edu and apply for the positions in which you are interested. The Office of Financial Aid determines eligibility using federal guidelines. Funds are awarded on a first come, first served basis.

Annual award amount: Varies based on eligibility

Enrollment required: You must be registered for 6 or more credit hours for two out of the three semesters per academic year. You can request a “Free Semester” which allows you to be enrolled in less than 6 credit hours and continue to work as a Student Employee for one semester in the academic year. The academic year begins with the summer semester and ends with the spring semester. If your “Free Semester” is summer, you do not have to be registered for summer as long as you are already registered for at least 6 credit hours for the fall semester. If your “Free Semester” is either fall or spring, you must be registered for a minimum of 3 credit hours. To use this option, email studentemployment@owens.edu from your Owens email account and state which semester you would like to use as your “free semester.”

Application: File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) as early as possible; funds are limited. Contact Student Employment at studentemployment@owens.edu or call (567) 661-2387 to inquire about eligibility.

Student Employment: Student Employment can assist you 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 employment 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  studentemployment@owens.edu or call (567) 661-2387 to inquire about eligibility.


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