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Additional Financial Aid Options

Loans and scholarships are not always the answer. Part-time work that is related to your degree is sometimes just what you need - financially and for professional growth. Depending on your area of study, a grant may be your best option. Below we explore these two choices, but we are happy to discuss other opportunities, please reach out to us!

Federal Work Study (FWS)

FWS and Community Services

The Federal Work–Study Program (FWS) provides part-time jobs for undergraduate and graduate/professional school students with financial need‚ allowing earned money to pay educational expenses. The FWS has multiple programs to participate in, with an emphasis on community service and work related to the recipient's course of study. Highlights of this program:
  • Department of Education Title IV Program.
  • Availability of this program varies annually and is dependent upon the allocation of funds provided to Rowan-Virtua SOM.
  • Must demonstrate financial need as defined by the federal government.
  • Earnings cannot exceed total FWS award.
  • Employment is up to 20 hours/week while classes are in session.
  • To view and apply for open FWS positions click here
  • Current FWS students click here for the Timesheet Tracker.

If you are interested in this program and would like to find out if FWS funds are currently available at Rowan-Virtua SOM, please contact the Student Financial Aid office at

Additional Financial Aid Sources

Beyond scholarships and loans, there are other funding opportunities, including grants. One of the options is a grant through the Educational Opportunity Fund. Qualifications of this New Jersey state grants program:
  • Grants up to $4‚900 per year for graduate level students‚ not to exceed five years of eligibility.
  • Applicant must be a New Jersey resident for 12 consecutive months prior to the award period.
  • Recipient must demonstrate "historical poverty" as defined by EOF guidelines as well as adhere to family size and income cut–off.
  • Awards are determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid using information provided on the FAFSA and supporting documents. Award recommendations are sent to the state of New Jersey for approval.

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