FWS is a need-based financial aid 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.
Undergraduate and graduate students are offered Federal Work-Study if they demonstrate financial need beyond the amount of scholarships, grants and need-based loans they receive. Law students are not offered Federal Work-Study as part of the initial financial aid package, but will be reviewed for FWS eligibility upon request. (Law students are strongly discouraged by the Law School from working while enrolled.)
University Work-Study is available to students who are eligible to work in the United States 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.
You can learn more about student employment and see the positions available at this time to currently enrolled students at Student Employment.