What is Federal Work Study?
Federal Work Study is a federal regulated
financial aid program authorized by the Higher Education Act
of 1965 and subsequent amendments and reauthorizations. A
certain percentage of your paycheck is provided through Federal
Title IV funds.
The Federal Work Study Program provides students
financial aid in the form of wages paid to the student for
services rendered as a Federal Work-Study employee. As a Federal
Work Study employee, you are paid hourly. This is in accordance
with MUSC payroll guidelines and as outlined in your FWS contract.
Work cannot interfere with the pursuit of your education.
The exact amount of your Federal Work Study
award depends on your demonstrated financial need determined
by the Office of Financial Aid Services and available funding
from the Federal Government.
If your financial aid award letter includes
Federal Work Study, the amount shown is the amount of money
you may expect to earn during the academic year as a result
of work performed and the hours necessary to perform such