FWS is a need-based program and therefore requires that you file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to be considered for the award.
The amount of FWS a student is awarded represents eligibility for working on campus. Students who are offered FWS are not committed to a job or guaranteed a job on campus, but they receive priority to find and accept a job on campus during the first three weeks of the fall semester. The FWS award amount does NOT apply to charges billed by the university.
University Work-Study is available to any student who wants to work on campus and does not require that you file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Since priority is given to those who qualify on a need basis for FWS, students who do not file the FAFSA or do not have FWS eligibility will be allowed to pursue campus employment after the first three weeks of the fall semester.