Federal Work Study

Under the FWS Program, you can work part time to earn money for your education.

General Information

The FWS Program:

  • provides part time employment to students who are enrolled in the College and demonstrate financial need as defined in the FAFSA application
  • helps you pay for your educational expenses
  • is available to full-time or part-time students (must be at least half time)
  • is administered by schools participating in the FWS Program
  • encourages community service work and work related to your course of study, whenever possible.

The amount you can earn under the FWS Program can not exceed your FWS award. When assigning work hours, the Financial Aid office will consider your class schedule and your academic progress.

Both on-campus and off-campus work study is awarded on a first come, first serve basis.

You will earn at least the federal minimum wage.

Your total FWS award depends on:

  • when you apply
  • your level of financial need as defined in the FAFSA application
  • the College's funding level (the U.S. Department of Education provides a certain amount of work- study funds; when all funds have been awarded, no additional work-study awards can be made for that year).

Work Study Opportunities

Opportunities for work study employment are available both on and off campus. If you work on campus, you will likely work for the College.

The current list of community partners includes:

For additional information, please contact Gloria Wellington in the Financial Aid office, Room K513 of Charles B. Kinney Hall, or call 203-575-8008.


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** Excess Credits Tuition Charge

An additional flat tuition charge of $100 per semester shall apply when total registered credits exceed 17 for the semester.

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What is a Fee Deposit?
What is a Fee Deposit?

What is a Fee Deposit?

Non-refundable College service and student activities fees are known as the Fee Deposit.

The Fee Deposit is due at the time of registration for all credit courses including courses for audit, exclusive of tuition.

These fees offset the cost of many valuable student services, including a free bus pass and year round student activities.