How To Apply


Steps to Obtaining FWS Employment

  1. Complete the MSU admission application (entering freshmen and transfer) (
  2. Submit FAFSA ( Priority Date: April 1st. Select Federal Work-Study as aid type. Reapply each year by completing the FAFSA.
  3. Finalize Award Notification to accept FWS award (myState).
  4. View current job openings and interview with prospective employers.
  5. Once hired, pick up FWS Interview Form (Green Sheet) - Financial Aid Office.
  6. Student and employer complete FWS Interview Form & other payroll forms.
  7. Return completed and signed FWS Interview Form to the Financial Aid Office.
  8. Begin working at the department you were hired.


Eligibility Requirements

All recipients must be

  • US citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Enrolled in a degree-seeking program
  • Enrolled with at least half-time enrollment
  • Maintaining satisfactory academic progress
  • In good standing with federal student aid programs (not in default on student loans or owe a repayment on a previous financial aid award)
  • Registered with the Selective Service, if required
  • Students must demonstrate financial need through a federally approved method of needs analysis by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form online at