The Federal Work Study (FWS) program is a need based federally funded program available to students. In order to participate in the FWS program, students must (1) receive a FWS allocation as part of their financial aid package; (2) be enrolled at least half time (6 credits) or have been accepted for such enrollment; and (3) maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress. FWS employment may be offered to student employees in several ways: on campus, off campus, and or through Public Service Corp (PSC). Federal guidelines prohibit students from working during scheduled class periods. Work hours must be arranged in a way that it does not conflict with class hours. Typical jobs include clerical work; providing overall assistance to departments such as the library, computer labs, tutoring and child care center. *To apply for a Federal Work Study award, students must fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and answer “yes” to question 31, “Are you interested in being considered for work study?” To learn more about our Federal Work Study (FWS) program at Hostos, please click here.