The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program provides funds for part-time jobs that allow students to earn money needed to pay for educational expenses. FWS awards are a form of federal financial aid. Positions are available both on and off campus. Students are encouraged to find positions that provide work experience in their field of study or provide valuable service to the community.
The advantages of participating in the FWS program are that the money you earn helps to meet your college expenses and will not be counted as income for your financial aid eligibility determination next year. You will also get on-the-job experience to give you an edge in the job market after graduation. You will be able to work with accomplished professionals in your field, which will provide you with valuable references in the future.
To be considered for a FWS award, you must complete both the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Georgia Tech Application for Scholarships and Financial Aid (GT APP) each year by the posted deadlines.
Positions range from clerical work to lab assistants to reading, math, and science tutors for elementary school-aged children. Here is a list to use as a guide to the types of positions available, a brief description of duties, and pay ranges.
The student will initiate the work study job search by reviewing the website of approved positions. Students are not placed in a work study position. Should the student need assistance in finding a job to match their hours and interest, the FWS coordinator will be able to assist.
For other questions regarding FWS, please contact the FWS coordinator, Brandon Bray, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 404.894.1962.
This website last updated/reviewed on 06/30/16