Federal work study

The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program is an employment and need-based program subsidized by the federal government that allows students to earn wages in special student employment positions. To apply for FWS, students must submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form no later than March 1 of each year to be considered for a Federal Work-Study Award for the upcoming academic year.

Exciting job opportunities exist both on and off campus for those who are eligible to participate. Positions are available on both the MCV and Monroe Park Campuses, as well as in agencies in the community. Do you want to work as a laboratory aide, an after-school tutor, or a marketing intern? Do you have an interest in theatre performance or putting your graphics design skills to use? Whether you are looking for experience related to your area of study or just something to help pay the bills, we have a job for you.

It should be noted that while a student may be awarded FWS, there is no guarantee that he or she will find a job.

Special Note: Jobs will be posted by July 25th on HireVCURams.

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Contact Us


Office Hours
Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm


Matthew Chambers, Federal Work-Study Coordinator
Telephone (804) 828-6342
Fax (804) 828-6395


Nearest: West Main Street Parking Deck
Alternate: West Broad Street Parking Deck


The Federal Work-Study Coordinator is housed in the Office of Financial Aid, located in the Student Services Center, First Floor Harris Hall. Directly behind the University Student Commons on VCU’s Monroe Park Campus.

Physical Address

Virginia Commonwealth University
Financial Aid
1015 Floyd Avenue
PO Box 843026
Richmond, VA 23284

Directions to Monroe Park Campus