Does the financial aid office pre-select FWS student workers?

The financial aid office determines the student’s eligibility for a federal work study award based on several criteria presented on the student’s FAFSA application. We do not interview students or collect references to determine the student’s hiring qualifications.

As a FWS Supervisor it’s important for you to know that students with Federal Work Study Awards are not guaranteed automatic job placement, rather, like any part-time employment, jobs are available to which the student worker submits an application. The FWS Supervisor makes her own hiring decisions based on the student application and interview.

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