Monitoring Earnings

A Student’s Federal Work-Study Award

An earnings limit is established by the student’s financial aid office for each eligible student.  The student and the employer are responsible for monitoring the student’s earnings. 

Once the student’s FWS award limit is reached, the student will not be paid through FWS unless the award is increased by the financial aid office before the timesheet due date.

Employer FWS Allocation

Employers will receive an email stating the FWS allocation for the year. To monitor the amount of money available throughout the year, deduct gross earnings that are authorized on the FWS timesheets from the allocation.

Students may only be paid through FWS if the employer and the student have not exceeded their allocation/award.