Federal Work-Study (FWS) A FWS award gives students the opportunity to earn wages through on-campus or off campus employment with an eligible FWS employer. Funds are not credited to students' accounts. Students will receive biweekly paychecks for hours worked, which should not exceed 20 hours per week. These earnings do not have to be repaid. Hourly wage rates vary depending on the complexity of the work preformed. To be considered for FWS, students must demonstrate financial need, and funds must be available to award. For priority consideration, students must meet the Prince George's Community College March 1 priority filing deadline. Students must complete a mandatory two hour Federal Work-Study Interactive Workshop. This orientation is for both new and returning FWS students regardless of previous activity with this program. Purpose of Federal Work-Study Our goal through student employment is to offer another option for center based learning at PGCC. We strive to provide students experiences that will add value to their education. It is our hope that these experiences, over time, will assist in the development of professional traits which are important in their pursuit of future employment. Our student employment program will provide students with opportunities to learn through experiences, to serve on our campus and in our communities and to development leadership skills. Your Federal Work-Study experience may be noted on your resume. Defining Student Employees/Eligibility A PGCC student must demonstrate financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. The student must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits and maintain a 2.0 minimum GPA while employed under the Federal Work-Study Program. If a student does not meet the above stated guidelines the student employment status terminates immediately. Student employees do not receive university benefits which may be offered to part time and full time employees. Those who do not meet the definition of student employees may seek opportunities for employment through the Offices of Human Resources. For more information on the Federal Work Study program, contact Shirley Silva-Paige at 301-546-0826 in the Office of Student Aid.