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Federal Work Study

The Federal Work Study (FWS) program allows degree-seeking students with financial need the opportunity to work part time in order to earn money for educational expenses. Financial aid applicants who receive FWS awards may be employed by departments on the College of Charleston campus or by various off-campus sites. Refer to the Career Center for additional information about student employment.

Obtaining Federal Work Study

To receive FWS, a degree-seeking student should complete the FAFSA before the College of Charleston's priority deadline of March 1st, and complete any other federal requirements, like verification, in a timely manner. Due to the limited amount of FWS funds, the College requires that students submit a FWS request to be awarded FWS funds. Students that do not pick up a verification form or secure FWS employment are at risk of losing their award.