Financial Aid

Federal Work Study

The Federal Work-Study Program (FWS) is a grant that helps students earn money to pay education expenses. You must meet all of the general eligibility requirements in order to qualify for FWS. Students who receive Federal Pell Grant will be considered first. To apply, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Check here for the Application Process.

How much money can I get?

The maximum FSEOG award is $900 for the 2012-2013 award year (July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013). You must be enrolled for at least 5 credit hours to receive FSEOG.

How do I apply?

  • There must be a current opening for a FWS position available to apply. View open positions.
  • The online application process must be repeated for each position students are interested in working.
  • The online application process takes approximately 15 minutes.
  • Paper applications are not accepted

How does it work?

  • After eligible candidates successfully complete the online application, the Financial Aid Office (FAO) will check eligibility.
  • The FAO will forward the candidate's online application to the hiring manager.
  • The hiring manager will determine if the candidate meets the minimum preferred qualifications.
  • If the candidate meets the minimum preferred qualifications, the candidate will be contacted by the hiring manager to schedule an interview.

Successful Candidates:

  • Will pick up the Part-Time New Hire packet from the Human Resources Department located in room J-211 on the Athens Campus.
  • Successfully complete and return ALL required documents within the Part-Time New Hire packet to the Human Resources Department in a reasonable amount of time.
  • If the FAO gets the "okay" from the Human Resources Department, the FAO will contact the new hire to schedule a date and time for the FWS orientation.
  • The new hire will be required to read and acknowledge their understanding of FWS policies. Afterwards, an email to the new hire will provide their ATC Time Clock ID, password, and starting date.