Summer FWS Clearance and FAQ's

Students must receive summer federal work-study (FWS) clearance to work the months of June, July and August. To apply for summer clearance, students must complete and submit the Summer Federal Work-Study form to the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office, as well as complete the 2013-2014 financial aid application process.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q.  Why do I need a Summer Federal Work-Study Clearance?

  • The summer clearance is to determine and inform students of their eligibility for summer federal work-study. To obtain a clearance, students must first complete and submit the Summer Federal Work-Study form to the Financial and Scholarship Office.

Q. What if I don't plan on working as a Federal Work-Study student over the summer?

  • Only students who plan on working under the Federal Work-Study Program need apply for a summer clearance by submitting the Summer Federal Work-Study form to the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office. Students who do not plan on working will not have to apply.

Q. What if I'm not planning to enroll at least half time for Fall 2013?

  • You will not be able to work as a Federal Work-Study student for the summer.

Q. What will happen if I do not submit the Summer Federal Work-Study form, or do not receive a summer clearance?

  • You will not be able to work as a Federal Work-Study student for the summer.

Q. Do I have to take summer classes in order to be eligible for Summer Federal Work-Study?

  • No. You must, however, be currently enrolled for Spring 2013 and take classes during Fall 2013.

Q. Where do I obtain the Summer Federal Work-Study Clearance form?

  • Current Federal Work-Study students will have the form available to them on their MySJSU as a To-Do item. Forms will also be available in the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.