Student employment is available to eligible students who apply for work-study and demonstrate financial need by completing a FAFSA for the applicable award year. Students may work on campus or off-campus if performing community service activities. A contract must be in place prior to working off-campus. The Office of Student Financial Services determines the amount students may be awarded annually. FWS is NOT a loan program. Students who obtain FWS employment are paid biweekly. Awards are based on allocations of federal funding. Students may not start work as a Federal Work-Study student without first receiving approval from Student Financial Services.