Federal Work-Study Employees
Federal Work-Study is a federally regulated financial aid program authorized by the Higher Education Act of 1965 and subsequent amendments and re-authorizations.
The Federal Work-Study Program provides students financial aid in the form of wages paid to the student for services rendered as a Federal Work-Study employee. As a Federal Work-Study employee, students are paid hourly. This is in accordance with Bluefield College payroll guidelines and as outlined in the FWS contract. Work cannot interfere with the pursuit of the student’s education.
The exact amount of the student’s Federal Work-Study award depends on the demonstrated financial need determined by the Financial Aid office and available funding from the Federal Government.
If the student’s financial aid award letter includes Federal Work-Study, the amount shown is the amount of money the student is eligible to earn during the academic year as a result of work performed and the hours necessary to perform such work.