Student Employment

The Federal Work Study Program helps students earn financial funding through a part-time work program. The program encourages community service work and work related to the recipient’s course of study.


  • Eligibility is based on financial need and job availability on a first-come, first-serve basis. Awards are made in the order of completed financial aid files. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is the means by which eligibility is determined.

About FWS Jobs

  • Seven percent of FWS funds are allocated to community service. One or more FWS students must be employed as a reading tutor for children in a reading tutoring project or performing family literacy activities in a family literacy project.
  • Faculty and staff may hire approved FWS students to work within their department.

How to Receive Earnings

  • Work study students can work to a maximum of 20 hours per calendar week during regular enrollment periods.
  • The amount earned depends on the student's hourly rate and number of hours worked.
  • Work study students receive a check once a month from the college.