Federal Work Study

Find eligibility and application information for federal work-study, including research assistantship guidelines.

The Federal Work Study program provides eligible students with hourly employment opportunities. Federal Work Study is a cost sharing program, whereby the government pays 75% of the student’s hourly wage while the remaining 25% is paid by the employing agency.


Apply for Federal Work-Study

To apply to the federal work-study program, follow the steps in the order outlined below.

  • Complete the 2024-25 FAFSA online using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool: The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used to determine your contribution toward your educational expenses. Princeton University’s Federal School Code on FAFSA: 002627.
  • Submit the Notify of Completed FAFSA form to alert us that you have completed this step.