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A student may by eligible for employment under the Federal Work Study (FWS) program only if he/she meets all the requirements listed below.
A student must:
  • Be eligible for the FWS program as determined by a need analysis form, i.e., the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Be accepted to a degree program at the University of Miami, maintain good academic standing, and be enrolled in classes on a full-time basis as an undergraduate, graduate, or professional student. Note that students can work during vacation periods or during the summer term without being enrolled.
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress while employed under the program.
    Be a US citizen, or an eligible non-citizen.
  • Be a US citizen, or an eligible non-citizen.
  • Complete and submit the University of Miami Application for Financial Assistance.
    The determination of each student's eligibility to participate in the FWS program is made on an annual basis. The Office of Financial Assistance Services determines program eligibility according to demonstrated financial need (under the federal need analysis methodology system), year classification, and program funding. A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the University of Miami Application for Financial Assistance must be completed by the student so that his or her need can be determined. These forms are available from the Office of Financial Assistance Services.
    Depending on program funding, as well as the number of students who request employment, work study is offered until funding limits have been reached. The maximum amount of money a student is eligible to earn is included in the financial aid award letter. The actual amount earned depends on the number of hours worked and the per hour rate during the academic year.