Federal Work Study

Federal Work-Study (FWS) provides part-time jobs for undergraduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to the student’s course of study.

At Georgia Tech, FWS is awarded to undergraduate students who enroll at least half-time and demonstrate financial need. FWS awards generally vary from $600 to $1,500 per semester and are earned during the period of enrollment. Students may work in an on-campus, off-campus, or in a community service position.

Advantages of participating in the FWS program include:

  • The money you earn helps to meet college expenses and will not be counted as income for your financial aid eligibility determination next year.
  • You get on-the-job experience to give you an edge in the job market after graduation.
  • You're able to work with accomplished professionals in their field, which provides you with valuable references in the future.

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To be considered for a FWS award, you must complete both the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Georgia Tech Application for Scholarships and Financial Aid (GT App) each year by the posted deadlines.

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