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Federal Work Study

Federal work study provides employment opportunities for financially needy students, allowing them to earn money to help pay for educational expenses.  Students who are employed through the Federal Work Study program are required to perform job duties according to the position hired, and will be paid for their employment every two weeks.

Due to the rigors of many of our academic programs, it is recommended that students interested in working while enrolled, discuss this decision with academic departments prior to seeking employment.  Once students are ready begin working, students already awarded FWS are able to begin applying for available FWS positions.  Students who did not receive an initial FWS award should contact the Student Financial Aid Office to determine eligibility.

Deadline Date: No priority deadline; limited funding available


Interest Rate: NA

Does it have to be repaid? No

If yes, when? NA

Award Maximum: Varies

Need based: Yes

Enrollment: Must be attending KUMC at least half time

Awarded students may find a available FWS jobs here.

For more information, contact the Department of Student Financial Aid, (913) 588-5170 or email

Last modified: Jul 26, 2018