Students who complete the FAFSA and are early applicants are automatically considered for a work-study award. You must attend college on at least a half-time basis to maintain work-study eligibility. The maximum award is $2,000 per academic year.
There are three types of work-study funds at Fort Lewis College:
1) Federal College Work-Study provides funding from the federal government to fund employment opportunities for students with financial need.
2) Colorado Work-Study provides funds from the State of Colorado for Colorado residents for tuition purposes who have financial need.
3) Colorado No-Need Work-Study recipients must be Colorado residents for tuition purposes.
If you receive a work-study award you must come to the Office of Financial Aid the first week of school to pick up your contract. Students not previously employed at Fort Lewis College must present a driver's license and Social Security card, or other suitable identification, when they pick up their contract. We will provide a statement of Student Employee Rights and Responsibilities with your contract. Students who do not submit this contract in a timely fashion will lose their work-study award.
Pay rates range from minimum wage to 11.00 per hour. Wages are based on types of employment, years of service and job performance. For more information about student employment you may click here.