Federal Work Study
Federal Work Study Awards
After completing the financial aid application process, each student enrolled at AOMA is informed of his/her eligibility for the FWS program. If a student is interested in the FWS program, he/she is awarded funds based on the Federal total funding made available to AOMA each award year and on that student’s individual financial need. FWS awards amounts vary. Awards are made for the financial aid year (e.g. July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014), and are updated annually. A FWS award does not constitute a guarantee of funds. Under the FWS program, students are paid only for hours worked.
Applying for a Federal Work Study Position
Eligible students who have been awarded FWS funds may apply for any open FWS position at AOMA. Open positions are advertised on the Federal Work Study Jobs page, and FWS eligible students may apply. Application requirements vary by position, but typically a resume and short cover letter are requested from the applicant. Once hired, a student is required to attend a short FWS orientation with AOMA’s Compensation and Benefits Coordinator to learn about the rights and responsibilities associated with FWS employment and meet with the Director of Financial Aid to review the estimated award form.