Federal Work-Study (FWS) is a federal need-based student employment program funded by the Department of Education in which students earn funds. The FAFSA determines a student’s financial need, and therefore, a student's eligibility.

A student must meet the following criteria to be eligible for Federal Work-Study:

  • Complete a FAFSA
  • Meet financial need as determined by FAFSA
  • Be enrolled in a minimum of 6 units, half-time, per semester
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress 
  • Have a Federal Work-Study Eligibility Notification Letter on your myRAM Portal

The Federal Work Study Program allows students to earn a paycheck by working a part-time job either on or off-campus. To view eligible jobs, visit the Office of Student Employment Website.