Students who complete the FAFSA are considered for a work-study award. These funds are limited so early FAFSA applicants increase their chances of receiving this award. There are three types of work-study funds at Fort Lewis College: Federal, State, and Institutional.
Work-study is a financial aid program that enables students to work and earn money to assist with educational expenses. See Types of Financial Aid for details about work-study awards and how to apply.
First Time Awardees – If a student receives work-study for the first time they will need to go to the Office of Financial Aid to pick-up their contract. Contracts will be available approximately 2-3 weeks before the school year begins. If the student has not previously been employed at Fort Lewis College they must complete a federal I-9 form, which requires the student to provide documentation of citizenship and identification. A passport meets all requirements, or the student can provide a driver's license and Social Security card, or other suitable identification, when they pick up their contract.
Previous Awardees – If a student has received a work-study award in previous years, their work-study contract will be mailed to them approximately 2-3 weeks before the school year begins. Completing a new federal I-9 is not required.
Obtaining a Job
It is the responsibility of the student to secure their work-study position on campus. Most departments will post job openings that appear on the left side of the screen. Students are encouraged use this list to look for work-study position openings. Students who do not have a work-study award will want to visit the Skyhawk Job Source site to find positions not specific to work study.
ALL work-study contracts must be completed and returned to the Office of Financial aid by 4:00pm on Census day. Work-study awards will be canceled on those not returned by the deadline.
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