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Federal Work-Study (FWS) positions are available only to students who have filed a FAFSA and have been awarded FWS.  To check your FWS eligibility, log in to your NOVAConnect account.  If you see FWS on your award screen and wish to work, accept the FWS award and establish a log in at  Follow the directions to pursue a FWS job. 

If you wish to work and did not receive an award, you must either have remaining financial need after all aid is considered or be willing to cancel a loan to establish need.  Contact the College Financial Aid Office at Financial Aid Support Center or talk with your Campus Financial Aid Representative to be considered for a FWS award. 

FWS awards are offers only; jobs are not guaranteed.  A student with a FWS award must seek a position and be hired by a supervisor.  All NOVA FWS students must complete all required forms and be attending each term at least half-time (6 credits or more).  Other requirements apply and are noted within the FWS Handbook.

Nondiscrimination Policy Statement

It is the policy of both Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) and the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) to maintain and promote equal employment and educational opportunities without regard to race, color, sex or age (except where sex or age is a bona fide occupational qualification), religion, disability, national origin, marital status, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors.  Inquiries concerning affirmative action and equal opportunity policies should be addressed to the College’s Director of Affirmative Action/Minority and Legal Affairs, whose office is located in the Brault Building at the Annandale Campus (703-323-3266). 

Definition of a Northern Virginia Community College Student Employee

A student employee is anyone employed by Northern Virginia Community College whose primary purpose for being at the College is to obtain an education. Any individual employed in a temporary position who is also enrolled at least half-time is presumed to be primarily a student and will be considered a student employee, unless facts clearly indicate otherwise. Student employee status is not affected during periods of typical non-enrollment, such as breaks between consecutive terms or during the Spring/Summer term, regardless of hours worked.