Federal Work Study
Federal Work Study is funded from federal and institutional resources. This is a need-based program that allows eligible students to earn part of their educational expenses by working part time.
At UT this program awards students an average of $3,000 per year. The exact earning potential depends upon award limit and hours actually worked. You may not work more than 20 hours per week during regular class sessions.
How do I apply for Federal Work Study?
Students apply for Federal Work Study on the same form that they complete for Federal Aid (the FAFSA). If you are interested in FWS, when asked if you (the student) will be interested in student employment, your answer should be "yes." Of course, funds are limited, therefore, those submitting the FAFSA before the priority deadline will have the greatest chance of being awarded.
At the beginning of each term report to the Financial Aid Office with your social security card and UT ID to fill out the appropriate paperwork to be placed in a position. You will be paid bi-weekly, and the funds will be electronically deposited into your bank account. If you do not have a bank account, your paycheck will be mailed to your home address.
115 Student Services Building
Knoxville, TN 37996-0210
Telephone: (865) 974-3131
FAX: (865) 974-2175