Do I have to pay for federal work study?

<p>I have a federal work study award. Am I only allowed to apply exclusively to federal work study positions? Whats the difference between a FWS job and a regular job?</p>

<p>Well sorry I typed the title wrong. It should be "Do I have to apply for federal work study?"</p>

<p>If you have read my message, you would have figured out that there was a typo in the title.</p>

<p>But I would advise you to not make anymore lame jokes to embarrass yourself.</p>

<p>FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT!!! lol JK fighting is bad...</p>

<p>Don't pick fights w/people please, especially w/a simple topic like this. That is completely unnecessary. It is clear, that like many incoming college students, the process of workstudy or different forms of fin. aid is not understood well and that the OP maybe slipped. There is no need to respond that way to a person seeking help (seriously, you should rethink going to college? Really? Should you come to campus/college w/that attitude? At least the OP's issue/ignorance of the process can be remedied by those who NICELY show them how it works). It's not like this topic is the type that should inspire debate. All you needed to do is say:"No, they pay you for work-study" and then proceed to explain how it works. All of that other stuff was just kind of mean for a topic like this.</p>

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<p>It looks like no one is interested in answering your question, OP, so I'll give it a shot.</p>

<p>You have to apply for FWS jobs just like you have to apply for regular jobs. The only difference is that it's potentially easier to get a FWS job because the government pays your wages instead of your employer. You are allowed to work up to the amount that you're awarded (for example, if your award for the semester is $1000, you can earn up to $1000 at your FWS job). The only problem is that there's no guarantee that you will get the job; some schools have a lot of FWS jobs available and some don't. There is also no guarantee that you will actually earn the full amount of your award; your hourly wage might be too low or you might not be able to fit enough hours into your schedule. </p>

<p>I hope that helps!</p>

<p>Thanks for this post ^ It helped a lot!</p>

<p>Now I understand the process more, and thanks for addressing the real question, instead of the question that I messed up on in the title haha.</p>