Financial Aid


The Bonner Leader Program is funded primarily through Federal Work-Study funding. We are seeking out additional options for those that are not eligible but resources are limited. Please see below to learn more about the requirements for Federal Work-Study. We ask that you contact your financial aid officer to see if you are eligible for Work-Study funding.

Federal Work Study Funding 

Student Eligibility for Federal Work Study

There are certain requirements in order to determine Federal Work-Study eligibility. In order to be considered for FWS students must:

  • Have a current FAFSA on file with the Office of Student Financial Aid.
  • Be enrolled at Mason in a degree or eligible certificate program.
  • Demonstrate financial need based on the FAFSA.
  • Be enrolled for at least half-time (six credit hours per semester for undergraduate and 4.5 for graduate).
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen, permanent resident or eligible non-citizen


Bonner students will be paid bi-weekly through FWS that will be deposited into their bank account. This funding will not go into student accounts but rather will be paid directly to the student. Students will earn $10/hr for 10 hours per week.