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Work Study Program


Federal Work-Study on Campus (FWS)
is a federally subsidized employment program designed to assist students with their college costs by compensating them for the work they perform. To be eligible for work-study, a student must apply for and be awarded work-study through the financial aid application process.

Work-study is one component of the financial aid application package and each student is awarded a set amount of work-study eligibility which will determine the amount of hours per week he or she may work.  Students receive an award based upon personal financial circumstances and office policy, not upon employer need.  Positions can be on or off campus at no cost to department budgets or off-campus employers.

Federal Community Service Learning Work Study (FCSL) is a federally subsidized employment program designed to assist students with their college costs by compensating them for the work they do and encourage students to participate in community service activities through off-campus employment in a non-profit, governmental or community based organizations.  The college pays 100 percent of the students’ salary and is considered the employer of record.  Students working under this program are subject to the rules governing the Federal Work-Study Program.  Work-study is one component of the financial aid application package and each student is awarded a set amount of work-study eligibility which will determine the amount of hours per week he or she may work.  Students receive an award based upon personal financial circumstances and office policy, not upon employer need.  Positions are off-campus at no cost to employers.

State Work-Study Off Campus is a program funded by the state legislature and administered by the Higher Education Coordinating Board.  The program is designed to assist students with their college costs by placing them in jobs generally related to the student’s major and/or career goals.  Employers are reimbursed a percentage of the student’s salary.  Like all work-study programs, students must be awarded financial aid.  Positions are all off campus and the college reimburses the employer 65% of the student’s work-study award. 

Work-Study Policies and Procedures

  • Work-study is a financial aid award. You must apply (and be determined eligible) for financial-aid to receive work-study. Work-study is not a grant. You must work to earn it. Because work-study funding is limited, many qualifying students will not receive an award.

  • Work-study is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to students who have completed their financial aid file.  Work-study is awarded until funds are exhausted. If you request work-study and do not receive work-study and funding has been exhausted, you will be placed on the waitlist and considered for work-study when and if funds become available throughout the academic year. You are placed on the waiting list by order of the date your award letter is printed by the financial aid office. If funds become available you will be notified to contact the Career Center.
  • It is mandatory for students requesting on-or off-campus work-study to attend a work-study workshop at least one time each year before they can be placed in a work-study position. A list of scheduled sessions will be included with your financial aid award. 

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