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 services partners (such as Lowndes/Valdosta Commission for Children & Youth, Goodwill Industries, and the Humane Society). Students work and get a paycheck every other week, just like they would if they worked at Chic-Fil-A.

We (the Office of Financial Aid) leave the "to study or not to study" decision up to the individual departments. VSU FWS employees are NOT entitled to study! However, the majority of departments do allow studying - if the student is caught up on all their work and their assistance is not required of others in the office.

Our funding is extremely limited, and we only receive enough to award about 2 percent of the students who qualify. As a general rule, students must be Pell grant eligible to qualify for FWS.

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!! Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions you have about FWS.