Federal Work Study


Federal Work-Study (FWS) employment is a need-based assistance program that allows students to earn part of their educational expenses through part-time employment while attending school. If you are eligible for this program, the award amount shown on your award letter is the maximum that you may earn through this program. The funds must be earned in order to be disbursed.  Students receive payment for their hours worked by direct deposit on the 15th of the month. Students who are Federal Work Study eligible are automatically enrolled in the Blackboard course at the beginning of each semester.  The Office of Financial Assistance requires a student's accepted and signed annual statement of award for enrollment. This course is listed in MyMeredith, Clubs and Committees, RSC-FA1: Student Employment-On Campus.  Click “Current Openings” to browse employment opportunities.  Please check current openings periodically as new opportunities become available. 

If you have questions or difficulties with navigating the Blackboard course, please contact our office directly. Please note that FWS will not be paid to your student account.  Also, you should not include this funding when determining your remaining balance.

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3800 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone: (919) 760-8565
Fax: (919) 760-2373