Answering “Yes” to the FAFSA question will automatically put you on the award list for Federal Work Study, should you be eligible. Answering “Don’t Know” as a freshmen will allow you to be considered. If you answered “No” and later change your decision, you will have to contact the University Scholarships and Financial Aid Office to inquire about the possibility to be added to the wait list for any available funds based on your eligibility. Eligible students will see a Federal Work Study award as part of their financial aid package in HokieSPA.
Searching for a Federal Work Study Job
Students use the job search tool Handshake to search and apply for FWS positions. Log into Handshake.
July 1st is the deadline to accept your Federal Work-Study award. If you are in the process of securing a position or are still searching for a position for the 2020-2021 academic year, please log into your HokieSpa account and accept your award. Federal Work-Study awards will be cancelled for students who have not accepted their award by this date.
If you are still searching for a job, we encourage you to review the current available positions listed on Handshake. Departments add new positions frequently, so check back often.