Federal Work Study
This program provides jobs both on and off-campus for students who have additional need which cannot be met by grants or loans alone. Need, class schedule, academic progress, and health status determine the award. Students must meet all other federal eligibility requirements.
The Career and Transfer services arranges jobs, including community service jobs and jobs falling under America Reads/America Counts. Salaries generally begin at $7.70 per hour based on skill and job requirements. Students hired under the America Reads Program have a starting salary of $9.80 per hour. In any academic year, a student may work for the number of hours that earns a gross salary equal to the dollar amount of his or her award. Students are paid on a bi-weekly basis.
The Career and Transfer Services provides a listing of Federal Work-Study jobs available on campus and in the community, as well as administrative procedures for student placement. Working hours should not conflict with class schedules. Students may not work for more than an average of 20 hours a week while classes are in session and 40 hours during vacation periods.
The college must make employment reasonably available to all eligible students. In the event that more students are eligible for FWS than funds are available, preference is given to students who have the greatest financial need.
For more information on work study programs available, visit the Career and Transfer Services’ federal work study page.