Federal Work-Study

Federal Work-Study Program (FWSP)

Work Study

What is the Federal Work-Study Program?

Federal Work-Study provides part-time jobs for students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses.  The program encourages community service work and work related to the student’s course of study.  Through the Federal Work-Study Program, Niagara University makes employment reasonably available to all eligible students in the institution who are in need of financial aid.  Work-study employment is available to students who have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have been awarded work-study in their financial aid package.  

How can I find out if I am eligible?

To be eligible for hire, in addition to being awarded Federal Work-Study, students must:

  • Be enrolled in a degree or certificate program in six or more credit hours per semester
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

If you would like to determine if you are eligible for the Federal Work-Study Program, please contact Krista Massaro, Career Counselor, at kmassaro@niagara.edu or 716.286.8502.