Federal Work-Study (FWS)

Federal Work-Study is awarded to undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need. The award ranges from $500 to $2000 per year and priority is given to students who meet the FAFSA priority application deadline of February 14th.

If you are interested in Federal Work-Study for the 2014-2015 academic year, click here to add your name to the FWS Interest List.

Students awarded FWS will be notified by e-mail beginning June 2nd and continuing through August. This FWS award will be part of your financial aid package. Information on additional non-FWS employment opportunities can be obtained by contacting the UMBC Career Services Center.

Finding a Position

Students awarded Federal Work-Study funds are notified by e-mail beginning June 2nd with details how to locate a position using the FWS Jobs List. A list of positions for the 2014-2015 academic year will be available July 1st and updated through September as additional jobs become available. Contact information is provided on each job listing so students can submit their application/resume directly to the department/job for which they are interested. Please note that students can only be employed in one FWS position at a time.

If additional funds become available, additional students will be awarded and notified via e-mail by late September with details of how to locate a position.

Begin Work

Students who have secured employment and completed all necessary payroll paperwork are eligible to begin work the first day of class each fall or spring term. Students with Federal Work-Study awards must secure employment by September 12, 2014 or their award will be cancelled for non-response. Due to limited funding, cancelled awards cannot automatically be reinstated.

Information for Students

2014-15 Federal Work-Study Terms and Conditions (PDF)

2013-14 Federal Work-Study Terms and Conditions (PDF)