If you’re a college student at an institution that has closed due to COVID-19 disruptions and you’re unable to work your scheduled Federal Work Study (FWS) hours, your institution may continue paying you wages during a closure. Federal law includes a provision allowing an institution to make FWS payments under certain limited circumstances to disaster-affected students who are unable to continue working. 

Your school will document whether or not you work by other means (on-line, remote, telecommute, etc.) or unable to work at all. If you have questions, contact your institution to see how you may qualify to continue receiving wages under your FWS program.

Additional questions and answers regarding your Federal financial aid affected by the COVID-19 outbreak can be found here: Student & Borrower Questions