Work-Study Basics: Wage Ranges

Required Range

Employers who participate in the FWS program are required to pay students an hourly wage between a minimum of $15.00 and a maximum of $21.75.

Under certain circumstances, students may be approved by the Federal Work-Study Office for an hourly wage of $22.00-$23.50.


Job ClassificationMinMax
Class I$15.00$16.50
Class II$16.75$18.25
Class III$18.50$20.00
Class IV$20.25$21.75
Class V$22.00$23.50 (subject to FWS approval)