The Federal Work Study Program provides funding for part-time jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to a studentâ€™s program or career goals.
The amount of Federal Work Study awarded to a student depends on financial need as determined from the FAFSA, the amount of other financial aid received at Madison College that semester, and the availability of funds at Madison College. Madison College receives a certain amount of funds each academic year from the federal government for the Federal Work Study Program. When that money is exhausted, no more awards can be made from that program for that year. (Note: If you are not eligible for Federal Work Study, you may still be eligible for employment under the Student Help program.)
Federal Work Study is paid to you in bi-weekly paychecks based on the number of hours you worked--just like any other part-time job. Your Federal Work Study earnings are not deducted from what you owe Madison College.
If you have completed your FAFSA and you are not eligible for Federal Work Study, you may still be eligible for employment under the Student Help Program. You must be enrolled in 6 eligible credits in order to participate in the program. During the academic year, you are limited to working 19 hours per week. If you are interested in working under the Student Help Program, visit the On and Off campus Student Jobs web page.
If you have additional questions, visit askMadisonCollege to view frequently asked Financial Aid questions, or contact Madison College Financial Aid at (608) 246-6170.