Award Increases/Decreases

Occasionally it is necessary for the Office of Student Financial Services to reduce a student’s Federal Work Study (FWS) award. Upon notification of an award reduction, the employer should re-evaluate the student’s work schedule to make sure hours are not assigned that would bring student earnings in excess of the adjusted award amount. In a case where the student has already exceeded the reduced award, the hiring department will automatically be charged 100% of all excess earnings.

Any adjustments to a student’s financial award, increase or decrease, are authorized by SFS and the employer is notified immediately once Student Employment Services has been alerted by SFS.