Federal Work Study

Eligible graduate students at Princeton participate in the Federal Work Study (FWS) program during the year.

Students must meet the following federal guidelines in order to qualify for FWS funding and, therefore, to hold a research assistant position:

  • Students must be either U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • Students must demonstrate financial need and federal eligibility.
  • Students must complete the 2021-22 FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.
  • Students must be in good academic standing.