Federal Work Study Program

Federal Work-Study (FWS) provides part-time, on-campus jobs for students with financial need. The money earned is not directly applied to the University bill; instead, the student will receive a paycheck at the end of each month worked.

To determine eligibility:

  1. The student must file a FAFSA. If selected for verification, the Verification Form with appropriate income tax documentation must be submitted. Returning students must also complete this procedure each year.
  2. The Office of Financial Aid will then determine eligibility for FWS.
  3. Students must be full-time students at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg.
  4. Returning work-study students must show academic progress.
  5. New work-study students must submit an online job application.  

If the student is eligible:

  1. The financial aid award letter will reflect a FWS dollar amount.
  2. The award shown is the maximum amount that a student can earn during the academic year.
  3. If your award letter does not list FWS funds, call the Office of Financial Aid at 724-836-9881 to request a review of your application.

General Work-Study Information

  • The FWS award does NOT guarantee a position. Students must apply online and be successfully hired for an open position.
  • When a student submits an online job application for a work-study position, the Office of Financial Aid will verify that the student is eligible for a FWS Award.
  • Applications of eligible students will then be forwarded to the Pitt-Greensburg Supervisor of the position for which the student applied.
  • The Supervisor will contact the applicant to arrange an interview by phone or in person.
  • After the supervisor makes a decision, he/she will contact the applicant to advise the student of the hiring decision.

After Being Hired

  • Newly hired students must complete the on-line mandatory work-study orientation.
  • Newly hired FWS students will complete all required employment forms and present acceptable identification as described on page 6 of the (Work-Study Manual for Students & Supervisors) in the Office of Financial Aid on the first day of employment.
  • No student is permitted to work until all employment paperwork is received in the Office of Financial Aid.

To learn more, go to the following Work-Study links: 

  1. Review the Work-Study Job Descriptions   
  2. Review the Work-Study Manual for Students & Supervisors
  3. Read the Student Employment Guidelines and Responsibilities

To All Prospective Work-Study Employees:   

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