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Financial Aid and Scholarships

Determine a Student's Eligibility for FWS

Learn how students can check their award status to determine if they have an FWS award, and what to do if a student has not been awarded FWS.

Before seeking FWS employment, students must check their award status on AidLink to determine whether they have an FWS award.

After they log in to AidLink, students may view their Award Summary. If they have an FWS award, they can then access an FWS page describing:

  • The types of jobs available
  • How to get started finding a job
  • How many hours they can work, rate of pay, etc.
  • A link to the list of posted jobs
  • A link to the Student Employment Authorization form
  • Note: The form is on the Human Resources Department's Forms / Documents page where there is a link called Employment and Classification.

If a student has not been awarded FWS

Students who are not awarded FWS should contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships to find out if FWS can be added or if their student loan eligibility can be converted to an FWS award. Converting loan eligibility to FWS is NOT automatic, so please refer these students to us.