Federal Work Study
What Is Federal Work Study (FWS)?
The Federal Work Study (FWS) Program is a federally funded financial aid program in which eligible students work part-time on-campus or off-campus in community service while enrolled at Middlesex County College to help pay for college costs. Click here to read more about the financial aid requirements on the Financial Aid Office webpages.
How to Apply for FWS
Effective immediately, the Federal Work Study (FWS) program is administered by the Office of Financial Aid. Watch for announcements concerning the availability of the FWS application for the 2018-2019 academic year on the Financial Aid web page: https://www.middlesexcc.edu/financial-aid/federal-work-study/
Students applying to participate in the Federal Work Study Program must do the following:
- Complete the FAFSA and submit any required information needed to approve financial aid for the academic year.
- Be making Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). Click here to read more about SAP.
- Complete the Federal Work Study Application.
- Additional instructions will be available on the Office of Financial Aid web pages as soon as the application is available.
Off-Campus Federal Work Study Program (FWS)
Middlesex County College’s award-winning Democracy House Center for Civic Engagement addresses community needs and integrates real life experiences into learning. Each Fall semester, eligible Federal Work Study students are hired by Democracy House for off campus involvement that lasts for the academic year in a service project designed to improve the quality of life for community residents – particularly low income individuals – or to solve particular problems related to their needs. Some examples of community service supported by Democracy House include partnerships with local non-profits focusing on after school programs, soup kitchens, mentoring high school students with college readiness, working with young children or planting a community garden. Become involved in helping your community and be paid for that service through FWS with Democracy House!
Benefits of Participating in FWS with Democracy House
The off-campus assignments have proven to be beneficial for students to serve the community and develop their critical thinking, and establish organizational skills as well as helping them obtain valuable training and career experience.