Federal Work Study Program Law and Legal Definition

The Federal Work Study Program (FWS) is a federally funded program of the U.S. It assists students with the costs of postsecondary education. The program helps students earn monetary awards towards their postsecondary education.

The federal work study program arranges a part time work program that helps students in earning financial funding. The funds can be used at one of approximately 3,400 institutions across the U.S. that participate in the program.

This program was formerly known as the College Work Study Program. The program is based on financial need and students must be accepted into the program to qualify.

The following is an example of a federal regulation defining the term:

According to 34 CFR 607.7, Federal Work-Study Program means the part-time employment program authorized under title IV-C of the HEA (Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended.)