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Work-Study Information for Students

The FWS program is designed to help students meet their educational expenses through part-time employment. The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid determines award amounts on the basis of financial need. While all Federal Work-Study student employees are paid at least the current minimum wage, the actual rate of pay depends on their qualifications and the types of jobs they hold. Eligible students may be employed by any participating office or department at OSU or at any off-campus, non-profit agency. By attempting to place students in areas in which they are interested, the Federal Work-Study Program helps to stimulate the development of worthwhile work experience for the student while attending college.

The benefits of a Work-Study job are many, but include:

  • assistance in paying educational costs
  • practical experience in your field of study
  • the development of positive work habits, skills, and attitudes
  • opportunities for you to develop closer relationships with faculty and professional staff
  • increased self-esteem
  • the intrinsic benefits typically resulting from performing community service
  • a deeper affiliation with Oklahoma State University