Federal Work Study

What is Federal Work Study (FWS)?

Federal Work-Study (FWS) is a financial aid program that is awarded to eligible students as part of their financial aid award package. Students awarded FWS are given an opportunity to earn up to the amount of their annual FWS award by working on campus. The goal of the FWS program is to provide students with real-world work experience while allowing them to earn money to help finance their education. FWS can be used as a means to build a substantial resume in preparation for a job after graduation. For more information, please review the Work Study Handbook.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Complete a FAFSA for the current academic year
  • Be eligible to work in the U.S. (Have a U.S. Birth Certificate, Naturalization Certificate, or Permanent Resident Card) 
  • Enroll in at least six units of enrollment each term (excluding Summer)
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress 
  • Have available unmet need as determined by FAFSA
  • Priority is given to students who answer ‘Yes’ to the question on the FAFSA, ‘Are you interested in being considered for Federal Work Study?’

Benefits of Participating

There are several benefits associated with the FWS Program:

  • Valuable professional development opportunities at convenient on-campus locations
  • Enhance interpersonal communication and time management skills while developing work-related skills
  • Flexible work scheduling around your class times
  • Opportunity to find employment that corresponds with your educational interests
  • FWS earnings are not counted against your financial need for the next year's FAFSA

Please contact the Financial Aid Office at (559)325-5239 or financialaid@cloviscollege.edu on how to apply for available jobs.

Clovis Community College Federal Work-Study Program, Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)