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 $12 and a maximum of $17.25.

Under certain circumstances, students may be approved by the Federal Work-Study Office for an hourly wage of $17.50-$20.00.


Job ClassificationMinMax
Class I$12.00$13.50
Class II$13.75$15.00
Class III$15.25$16.50
Class IV$16.75$17.25
Class V$17.50$20.00 (subject to FWS approval)