Federal Work Study

What is Federal Work Study?

Is working on-campus for you? Are you eligible to participate in the Federal Work Study program? How do you apply? Are there benefits of having a Federal Work Study job?


Federal Work Study (FWS) is a federally funded work program through the U.S. Department of Education (ED). It provides part-time jobs for undergraduate students based on need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Did you know?

Liberty University first year students who participated in the FWS program had an average GPA of 3.01.

*Based on internal research from Fall 2008 - Spring 2013.

Is Federal Work Study a scholarship program?

FWS is not a scholarship program, but it is an opportunity to earn money for college. Typically students have the ability to earn up to $4,000 annually; however, students may earn up to their need as determined by the FAFSA. Students can determine this dollar amount by reviewing their Financial Aid Award Notification for the year on ASIST or by contacting the Financial Aid Office. You can also visit the Financial Aid Federal Work Study page for additional informaion.

Application Process

View a step-by-step tutorial. For more information, visit www.Liberty.edu/HR or search for open positions on campus.

Helpful Tips and Resources

How can you be successful at finding on-campus employment? View resources and helpful suggestions.


Federal Work Study Job Fair


Join us for the Fall Semester Work Study Job Fair on April 9th from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM on the first floor of the Montview Student Union. We will have representatives from different departments who are looking for qualified students to staff their open positions. Stop by in professional dress, with resumes ready, and ready for potential interviews. 


One student who attends will receive a scholarship!

Frequently Asked Questions

View commonly asked questions about the program and find out if you are eligible. Questions include:

  • How can I tell if I'm eligible?
  • If I am eligible, am I guaranteed a job?
  • Will each department contact me about the positions for which I apply?
  • Will I receive a paycheck?
  • Can I have two FWS jobs at the same time?
  • What is a verified FAFSA?

Financial Aid Contact Information

Connect with a counselor to determine Financial Aid eligibility. Visit www.Liberty.edu/FinancialAid for more resources.

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