Federal Work Study Program
Federal Work-Study (FWS) is a federally funded grant that allows eligible students to work on a part-time job on campus, or off-campus with one of our community service partners (such as Lowndes/Valdosta Commission for Children & Youth, Goodwill Industries, and the Humane Society). Students work and earn money to go towards their college expenses while gaining valuable job skills.
Our primary goal is to provide you with the opportunity to acquire transferable skills that will set you up for future SUCCESS in a full-time job!
Applying for Federal Work Study
The first step is applying for FWS is to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). You must select “Yes” to the following question on the FAFSA: “Are you interested in being considered for Work-Study?”
FWS eligibility is based on established financial need. As a general rule, you must be Pell Grant Eligible and have an unmet need.
Once you apply for a position and provide the necessary documentation, you may be contacted by a supervisor. After the selection for an interview, you must contact the FWS office to complete a background check form. Once the background check is completed and you are selected for hire, you will complete the application process in the FWS office. Please bring the following to the FWS office:
a) copy of Student ID,
b) copy of Social Security Card or Birth Certificate and Voided Check or print out from bank that has a routing and account number.
You must contact the FWS Coordinator, Tanja Rouse, and Trouse@valdosta.edu
- Be on time
- Be responsible for all actions
- Adhere to all rules and policies established by your employer
- Adhere to the work schedule that has been established and agreed upon by you and your employer.
- Perform your job duties as set by your employer
- Give two weeks' notice to your employer if you are planning on quitting.
- FWS students are allowed up to 2 job/department changes per calendar year.
Entrances #6 & #7
1205 N. Patterson St Valdosta, GA 31698
1500 N. Patterson St.
Valdosta, GA 31698
- Phone: 229.333.5935
- Fax: 229.333.5430
Monday-Thursday: 8 am - 5:30 pm
Friday: 8 am - 3 pm