Benefits of Using FWS Funds
There are many benefits of using Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program funds, such as FWS employment being positively linked to academic achievement and graduation. In addition, FWS earnings are excluded in determining expected family contribution in the next financial aid year.
More benefits include:
- Flexible work schedules
- Option to reduce student loans
- Valuable work experience
- Reduced transportation costs with employment on or near campus in most cases
- Exemption from Social Security taxes (for FWS earnings)
Work-Study Award Verification
Students should provide the financial aid notification (FAN) letter to an employer as confirmation of an award for the current academic term. Learn how to print a FAN page as verification by using this print your FAN letter tutorial.
IUPUI Work-Study Job Search
Our office does not place students in positions that accept FWS funds. We encourage you to find a position using IUPUI’s online job-posting site, JagJobs. Please note that almost all on-campus positions will accept students with work-study funds. You can also type “work study” into the keyword search or select the category “work study” when searching.
Log in to JagJobs
FWS Award Increase Requests
If you are interested in a FWS award increase, please note that the Office of Student Financial Services will only review and honor requests for students who:
- Have worked at least one month in their positions
- Have unmet financial need as seen on their financial aid packages
Please remember that increases are not guaranteed. All requests will be reviewed on an individual basis to determine if the student is eligible for an award increase. Submit a FWS award increase request for the summer. If you have questions about your form submission, please email email@example.com.