Federal Work Study
FEDERAL WORK-STUDY AWARDS MAY NOT BE USED TO PAY FEES, HOUSING, OR ANY OTHER UNIVERSITY CHARGES!!!!
Federal Work-Study is a program designed to expand part-time employment opportunities for students, particularly those from low-income families, who are in need of earnings in order to pursue a course of study. The awards are not grants but maximum amounts you may earn while working for Francis Marion University. Your FWS award may not be used as credit or to pay for any obligation to the University.
The number of FWS jobs is limited. To be hired as a FWS student employee, you should:
1. Look at job descriptions posted on the bulletin board outside of the Office of Career Development (University Center Room 210) or going online at Handshake.
Each job description will have basic information about the position and the name of a contact person. There are a large number of positions available at the beginning of the fall semester. The bulletin board and website are updated with new job postings throughout the school year.
2. Contact the appropriate person for each position in which you are interested.
3. When you are hired, come to the Financial Assistance Office to complete forms for authorization to work. If you have never worked on campus before, you must bring two things with you:
a. your original Social Security Card or birth certificate b. your FMU Card or driver’s license
It is important to note that your FWS award represents a maximum amount of money you may earn if you find a FWS job. There is no guarantee that you will earn the full amount of the award. When searching for a FWS position, ask the potential employer how much of your FWS you will be able to earn by working in that position.