What is Federal Work Study?
Work study is a federal program designed to provide employment opportunities to eligible students. These are opportunities within various departments around the college.
- Federal Work Study is federally funded to students based on determined financial need.
- Students will work in pre-approved positions on or off campus. Available positions must include community service positions and at least one position must be a reading tutor for children in a reading tutoring project or performing family literacy activities in a family literacy project.
- Students will be paid at least at the current national minimum wage rate.
- Eligible Programs of Study: Any Title IV approved program.
Federal Work Study Program Eligibility:
- Must be enrolled at least part-time taking 6 credit hours
- Must be a Pell Grant recipient within the current academic year
- Must meet federal Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements
- Must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
How do I apply?
Step 1: Complete the Federal Work Study application obtained in Career Services.
Step 2: Career Services will confirm financial aid eligibility through the Financial Aid Office
Step 3: Complete an interview with a hiring supervisor.
Step 4: Undergo a Human Resources background check.
Step 5: Complete a Human Resources new hire packet.
Step 6: Complete the Confirmation Agreement Schedule and Responsibilities form with the hiring supervisor.
The institution determines the number of hours a student is allowed to work based on the student’s financial need and on how the combination of work and study hours will affect the student’s academic progress.
Federal Work Study earned by the student is considered a part of the student’s award package and funds earned through the FWS program in addition to other aid that the student is eligible to receive cannot exceed the student’s cost of attendance budget.
To find out about currently available Federal Work Study positions, contact your Career Services office.