Federal Work Study

Important Update

Students with questions about Federal Work Study should reach out to Lorraine Vavul using the contact information below.

What Is Federal Work Study (FWS)?

The FWS program subsidizes the paychecks of college students who work qualifying part time jobs (on or off campus), allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. Learn more by reading “What Is Work-Study?”

Students (or parents/guardians) must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to be eligible for federal work study. The Spring of 2024, the federal government published a simplified the FAFSA form. Unfortunately this form has some ‘known issues.’ Click here to see a statement from Butler’s Financial Aid Team, especially important related to deadlines. Reach out to the Butler’s Financial Aid Team with questions.

Students who have been awarded FWS as a part of their financial aid package must secure employment on campus or through our approved Community Service partnership organizations. FWS positions are available on campus in a number of university departments and off campus at approved non-profit and government agencies.

Here are some resources for FWS student employees: