Federal Work-Study Program
The Federal Work-Study Program (FWS) is a federally supported financial aid program administered by the Office of Financial Aid at the School of Law. It is intended for students with documented financial need, as authorized by the Office of Student Financial Assistance, Department of Education, under Title IV of the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, and reauthorizes the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. The School of Law utilizes this program to finance employment for students who wish to work off-campus through the Summer Public Interest Federal Work-Study Program. Eligibility is determined by the 2020/2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application.
The Office of Financial Aid encourages you to seek off-campus legal work experience during the summer to enhance your legal education. If you are eligible, Federal WorkStudy funds may be available for employment in the public interest if the work is for a federal, state, or local public agency; a private non-profit organization; or a community service organization.
We provide a handbook to outline the policies and procedures relative to the Public Interest Federal Work-Study Program offered through Quinnipiac University School of Law.
If a situation arises that this handbook does not cover, or if clarification is needed, please contact contact Law Financial Aid