Federal Work-Study and Tax Benefits

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Federal Work-Study Program (FWS)

The Federal Work-Study Program is an employment program for U.S. citizens and permanent residents that is funded through a combination of federal and institutional aid. FWS is a need-based award and is not available to all students. Since FWS jobs are in great demand, interested students should complete the necessary paperwork in August, before the beginning of the fall semester. FWS is only available to second and third-year Duke Law students.

Tax Benefits for Students

Tax benefits are available that are designed to make your education more affordable. Please visit the IRS’ website at: www.irs.gov and search for Publication 970-Tax Benefits for Higher Education. Items of interest would be the Tuition and Fees Deduction, the Lifetime Learning Credit, the Hope Credit, or the Education Loan Interest Deduction.