Work-Study Basics: Wage Ranges

Required Range

Employers who participate in the Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program are required to pay students an hourly wage between a minimum of $15.00 and a maximum of $23.50.

Under certain circumstances, students may be approved by the Federal Work-Study Office for an hourly wage of $23.75-$25.00.


Job ClassificationMinMax
Class I$15.00$16.50
Class II$16.75$18.25
Class III$18.50$21.25
Class IV$21.50$23.50
Class V$23.75$25.00 (subject to FWS approval)