Instructional Leadership, emphasis: K-12 School Leadership (MEd)
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Federal Work-Study for NAU students

What is it?

Federal Work-Study (FWS) is an employment program available to undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate financial need (as calculated by the FAFSA). The FWS program helps students meet educational expenses through part-time employment.

How does it work?

FWS students working in an eligible position will receive a paycheck every two weeks from their employer. NAU doesn’t regulate how the money is spent, nor are funds automatically applied to students’ NAU charges.

Who is eligible?

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Find out if this is a program for you

To be eligible for FWS positions, you must:

  • Have a FAFSA on file for the current aid year and demonstrate financial need.
  • Be enrolled at least half-time for each term of employment (six credits for undergraduates; five credits for graduate students).
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress standards.

Students eligible for FWS funding will see it on their financial aid award letter and LOUIE account. Due to limited funding, not all students who are eligible will end up being offered FWS. We recommend you submit your FAFSA early for consideration for the program.

Next steps

Once you are hired for an FWS-eligible position

  1. Your supervisor will complete the online FWS hiring form.
  2. You will receive a paycheck every two weeks—be sure to sign up for direct deposit via LOUIE.
  3. It’s recommended to not work more than 20 hours a week.

If you’ve submitted your FAFSA and you meet all other eligibility criteria but did not receive a FWS offer in your LOUIE account, you can request to be placed on the FWS waiting list.

Email to request placement on the FWS waitlist and/or with any questions about the program.