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Federal Work-Study Program - #84.033

The Federal share of compensation paid to students does not exceed 75 percent for work on campus, or work in a public agency or private nonprofit organization, unless waived by the Secretary. The Federal share of compensation paid to students does not exceed 50 percent for jobs with a private-for-profit organization. No more than 25 percent of an institution's work-study allocation may be used for private-for-profit organizations. If it provides FWS employment to its students in that year, an institution is entitled to an administrative cost allowance for an award year of 5 percent of the first $2,750,000 of its program expenditures, plus up to 4 percent for expenditures greater than $2,750,000 but less than $5,500,000 plus up to 3 percent of expenditures in excess of $5,500,000. An institution is required to use at least 5 percent of its total FWS allocation to pay the Federal share of wages to students employed in community service jobs unless it receives a waiver.




Institutions must document their eligibility and students must demonstrate financial need. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

Not Applicable.

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