Federal Work Study (FWS) is not a scholarship or grant, but a chance to earn money for college.

Please note that the University of West Georgia (UWG) does not guarantee that any student who qualifies for the Federal Work Study Program will be given a job. Federal Work Study cannot be included toward payment of the upcoming semester bill since it depends on the student securing a position and working the hours during the upcoming semester.

Federal Work Study is a federally funded program that awards up to $3,000 per academic year (Fall/Spring) based on need as determined by the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and available funding. This program provides an opportunity to apply for part-time on and off-campus jobs for qualifying undergraduate students. Qualifying graduate students may also be awarded FWS funding upon request. Federal Work Study is an opportunity to work and earn income while in school. By working, students gain experience, develop new skills, and earn money to meet their educational and living expenses. 

You are currently eligible to apply for a FWS position if you received an Award Letter from Financial Aid that listed Federal Work Study as an award. After receiving Federal Work Study funds, students are required to secure employment through UWG Student Employment, a position is not guaranteed. If you have questions concerning your Federal Work Study eligibility please contact our office at  (678) 839-6421. To begin applying for jobs, please visit Handshake. For more information on available jobs or policies regarding Federal Work Study, please visit Career Services.