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Federal Work Study

Federal Work Study (FWS) may be available to you as a student if you demonstrate financial need through your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).  A work study award indicates that you are eligible to seek FWS employment; however, it is not a guarantee of a job.  The average FWS award is $3,000 per academic year.  FWS awards are not applied to a student account, but are paid in a bi-monthly pay check to students as they work hours in a FWS position. 

Jobs span across the entire campus and to some eligible off-campus employers as well.  Eligible students may work 5-15 hours per week and earn up to $15/hour.

All currently available student employment positions are posted on our website.  Some position titles indicate "Federal Work Study Only".  Theses positions are only available to students with an accepted FWS award.

Apply for Federal Work Study Employment HERE

To be eligible for a FWS position, students must:
  • Have an accepted Federal Work Study award on Campus Connection (please allow 24-48 hours after accepting for the system to update)
  • Be enrolled in 6 or more credits
  • Be free of any financial aid holds (including but not limited to Verification and Documentation)
  • Be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards as defined by WSC
If you do not have a FWS award offered to you on Campus Connection, you may request consideration, provided you have already completed the FAFSA, by contacting WSC Financial Aid Office at wsc.financialaid@willistonstate.edu.

Federal Work Study Paperwork to be completed by student/supervisor and turned into WSC Financial Aid:


Student Financial Aid

Stevens Hall, Student Services
p. 701.774.4248
f. 701.774.4211

t. 701.658.5221
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