FWS students are limited to working a maximum of 20 hours per week during periods of enrollment, and a maximum of 40 hours per week during periods of non-enrollment (pre-approval required by OSFA for periods of non-enrollment). FWS students are expected to adhere to a work schedule agreed upon by both the student and their supervisor. Students are not permitted to work during hours when they are scheduled to be in class, even when a class is canceled or dismissed early.
Since the FWS program is a need-based program, it is important that students do not go over their total allotted hours for the semester as this could result in a Financial Aid over award. For this reason, if a student works over the allotted hours, their earnings must be paid out of the supervisor's budget.
Please note: While supervisors are not responsible for keeping track of FWS student employee's time, you are responsible for how much the students is earning. FWS students may not earn more than their awarded amount each semester, so please plan the student's hours accordingly.