Federal Work Study (FWS)

How does FWS work?

Once you have been awarded FWS, you begin your job search. Job postings are listed online through Careers@USF.

Every two weeks you will record the hours that you have worked and you will receive a paycheck according to the university payroll schedule. The money is not automatically applied toward your student account. It is up to you to decide how you use the earnings from your job. Once your award has been depleted for the semester, you may continue working if your employer chooses to pay you from other funds.

It is your responsibility to know how much of your award you have used and how much is remaining for the semester. You can continue your work-study position in the following semester provided that you are still eligible for work study funds. Remember to reapply for work study when you renew your FAFSA.