Work Study

Federal Work-Study (FWS) enables students who demonstrate financial need to earn a portion of their educational expenses. (Students must complete the FAFSA to be considered for FWS funds.) In this program, students earn at least the current hourly minimum wage by working at the school or for nonprofit or private for-profit agencies. Chamberlain College of Nursing helps eligible students locate jobs; certain restrictions apply.

How to Apply

The first step in qualifying for financial assistance is completing and filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®), which serves as an application for all federal – and most state – student aid programs.

The FAFSA can be filed electronically at; be sure to include the Chamberlain school code (006385). If you attend our Indianapolis campus, or are an Indiana state resident enrolled in our RN to BSN program option, please include school code E02182 as your first school code (in addition to 006385) to be considered for Indiana state grant funds. The FAFSA becomes available every October 1. Chamberlain’s priority deadline for filing the FAFSA is March 1. The FAFSA should be filed as soon as possible and must be renewed each year. Prompt submission assures consideration for maximum available financial aid. For Federal and State aid specific deadlines, visit

The information reported on the FAFSA is used to determine the Expected Family Contribution (EFC*). Financial aid eligibility is determined by subtracting the EFC from the total estimated educational expenses. After the FAFSA has been processed, the student will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR). The student and/or family must review the SAR for accuracy and notify the financial aid office of any necessary corrections.

*Effective with the 2024-25 FAFSA, the EFC will be replaced with the Student Aid Index (SAI), which will introduce a change in the methodology used to determine financial aid eligibility.  In addition, the SAR will be renamed the FAFSA Submission Summary.

Assistance packages are developed using information from the FAFSA and any supplemental documents. The foundation for all assistance packages is contributions from student and family income and assets. Chamberlain provides students with award letters indicating the amount of financial aid for which they may be eligible and sources from which the aid may be received.

Reinstated/readmitted students may be considered for financial aid if they meet all eligibility requirements.

Available Federal Work Study positions can be found at Careers at Chamberlain. Read about Chamberlain's Federal Work Study Application Process.

Chamberlain complies with all applicable state and federal equal credit opportunity laws; however, Chamberlain cannot guarantee financial assistance or credit to any student.

FAFSA® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Education.