The Financial Aid Office administers a Federal Work–Study Program (FWSP) for NUNM students. FWSP is a federally subsidized program with a limited allocation, and award amounts are evaluated annually. To be considered for Federal Work-Study, students must file a FAFSA form as soon October 1st and no later than February 15th. The priority deadline to be considered for Federal Work-Study is February 15th. The funds are awarded on a first come-first serve basis until all funds have been exhausted. In addition, these funds will only be awarded to those students with demonstrated financial need as determined by the U.S. Department of Education and who indicate on their FAFSA application an interest in Federal Work-Study.
The program allows students to work on or off campus to earn money to be applied to education–related expenses. Wage rates are currently $15.00 per hour and will increase to $16.00 per hour begining July 1st, 2023. Jobs include positions such as teaching assistant, grader, library assistant, medicinary support, front desk help, patient coordinator and reading tutor. Due to the demands of the programs, students generally find their schedules limit the amount of time they can work to 20 hours per week or less.
The number of students receiving an award is limited by the program funding received and is awarded to students as applications are received until the funding is fully utilized.