Federal Work-Study (FWS)

Federal Work-Study is awarded to undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need. The award ranges from $2,000 to $3,200 per year and priority is given to students who meet the FAFSA priority application deadline of March 1st.

If you are interested in being considered for Federal Work-Study, please click here to add your name to the FWS Interest List. Note that students not on the interest list may be awarded at the discretion of the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships to meet the needs of the FWS program.

Students awarded FWS will be notified by email beginning July 8th and continuing through August. If adding your name to the interest list after August 1st, you will be considered for FWS for the next academic year. Your FWS award will be part of your financial aid package. Information on additional non-FWS employment opportunities can be obtained by contacting the UMBC Career Center.

Finding a Position

Students awarded Federal Work-Study funds are notified by e-mail beginning July 8th with details on how to locate a position using the FWS Jobs List. A list of positions for the 2021-2022 academic year will be available July 8th and will be updated through September as additional jobs become available. Contact information is provided on each job listing so students can submit their application/resume directly to the department/job for which they are interested. Please note that students can only be employed in one FWS position at a time.

If additional funds become available, additional students will be awarded and notified via e-mail by late September with details of how to locate a position.

Begin Work

Students who have secured employment and completed all necessary payroll paperwork are eligible to begin work the first day of class each fall or spring term. Due to limited funding, cancelled awards cannot automatically be reinstated.

Information for Students

2019-2020 Federal Work Study Student Terms and Conditions

2020-2021 Federal Work Study Student Terms and Conditions

2021-2022 Federal Work Study Student Terms and Conditions