Work-Study Basics: Wage Ranges

Required Range

Employers who participate in the FWS program are required to pay students an hourly wage between a minimum of $13.50 and a maximum of $19.25.

Under certain circumstances, students may be approved by the Federal Work-Study Office for an hourly wage of $19.50-$22.00.


Job ClassificationMinMax
Class I$13.50$15.00
Class II$15.25$16.75
Class III$17.00$18.50
Class IV$18.75$19.25
Class V$19.50$22.00 (subject to FWS approval)