Federal Work Study
The Federal Work Study Program, a form of financial aid, is subsidized
by federal funding. In accepting this award, students agree to work
part-time and receive payroll checks every two weeks.
is qualified to receive work study?
Any student who is eligible for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), has
documented financial need, and checks the box for Work Study on the
FAFSA application. Students can request and/or apply for work study
funds any time throughout the academic year.
Federal Work Study Awards: how, where and when?
If you meet the above requirements and received a financial aid award
letter indicating work study, call 914-606-6763 and speak to Maria
Clarizio, located in the Career and Transfer Center, Student Center
Building, Room 201. The day of your appointment bring your financial aid
award letter, bursar's statement indicating tuition payment, and your
class schedule. It is possible to arrange your job and complete the
required paperwork in 20 minutes. Work Study job placement is open
Monday - Friday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM throughout the calendar year.
will I work?
Literally, there are hundreds of jobs on campus. If students are
enrolled at Extension Centers, they can conveniently work in that
particular site. The pay rate starts at $7.70 per hour, and is based on
experience and skills required. Placements are arranged on a first
come, first serve basis. Therefore, it is recommended that students make
an appointment immediately after receipt of their award letter.
Campus placements include:
Office of Academic Affairs
Academic Support Center
Career and Transfer Center
And many others...
work off campus?
Yes. You can work off campus in the America Reads/Counts program
by becoming a Tutor. As an America Reads/Counts Tutor, you
will read and/or tutor basic math skills to preschool through
elementary-aged children in a variety of community sites such as
preschools, elementary schools, YMCA community centers, etc.
America Reads/Counts Program
is America Reads?
America Reads is a national campaign calling on all Americans - parents,
educators, libraries, universities, religious institutions, the media,
senior citizens and the community - to help every child to learn to read
well. College work-study students will play a vital role in this
initiative. Former President Bill Clinton asked that a significant
portion of the Federal Work-Study positions be dedicated to the America
is the Job Description for America Reads Tutors?
Quite simply, America Reads Tutors will read with preschool through
elementary-aged children in a variety of community settings and at
various times of the day and early evening. Placement sites may include,
but are not limited to, approved preschools and elementary schools,
parks and recreation programs, child-care facilities, libraries, Head
Start or family literacy programs, Young Men's Christian Association,
(YMCA) housing authorities, museums, etc.
All Tutors will be expected to act professionally and follow the
policies and procedures of America Reads and the On-Site Supervisor in
the community. All America Reads Tutors will receive and be paid for
initial training to prepare them for their placement. The pay rate
starts at $9.80hr.
Can I Participate?
Students who are interested in becoming America Reads Tutors and have
Work Study should contact the Career and Transfer Center by calling
606-6763 or 606-6760 to make an appointment with Maria Clarizio.
Get Involved in America Reads?
The America Reads program offers several benefits for participating in
the program and the community they serve.
Diverse community settings provide scheduling flexibility.
Participation in the program will provide valuable job experience and
may help to fulfill community service requirements for some majors.
of all, participating students will have the opportunity to make a
difference in a young child's life and in the community. Reading is a
skill that is developed in the classroom, in the home, and in the
community. Reading with children reinforces what they learn in school
and motivates them to read on their own. America Reads Tutors have the
potential to positively affect the lives of countless young people and
influence the future of the nation.
Cooperative Education/Internship Program
Cooperative Education/Internship Program at Westchester Community
College is an experiential learning program that provides
students the opportunity to gain real work experience related to their
career interests. This experience is designed to complement and enhance
their classroom experience and provide the laboratory to “test out”
their career choice. Students can also get a head start in making
professional contacts while strengthening their resume for future
employment opportunities. It is one of the many ways Westchester
Community College prepares students for success in their chosen
Employers who provide the opportunities for students establish a salary
rate. Some employers offer credit only, while others offer a stipend for
Would you like to gain hands-on experience in the career of your choice
AND earn extra money? To find out more about the internship program,
please attend one of the following information sessions:
Refreshments and snacks will be
served at the information sessions. To register for an info session,
please call the Career and Transfer Center at 914-606-6760.
following academic curricula offer internship credit for the experience:
Communication & Media Arts
Computer Information Systems
Emergency Medical Technology
Liberal Arts/Social Science
Retail Management/Fashion Merchandising
Minimum GPA 2.5, 12 academic credits in the chosen curriculum,
Completion of Eng 101
For details about the program and to enroll, attend an information
session, meet with the program coordinator on the Valhalla campus .
For additional information contact the program coordinator: