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Federal Work Study Program

The Federal Work-Study Program (FWS) provides part-time employment for students with financial need, allowing students to earn money to help pay for their educational expenses. The FWS program encourages community service work and work that is related to the recipient’s field of study when possible.

Students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be eligible for FWS. The FAFSA can be completed online or you can get help from the financial aid office.

Students who are interested in a FWS position will need to complete the FWS job application and submit a resume. The application and resume will be reviewed and given consideration when open positions become available.

FWS jobs provide skills relevant to the student’s field of study/future career and complement and reinforce the FWS student’s educational program or vocational goals (i.e. customer service, computer and phone skills, etc.). There are a variety of positions available through FWS, including both on-campus and off-campus positions:


On-Campus Positions

Campus Assistant – This is an administrative support position. In this role, you are to plan, organize, update, and maintain student bulletin boards, and provide support to IT Operations to address student and hardware issues. This position may also work with, or in conjunction with, other student service departments including faculty, staff, and management.

COVID Support & Medical Lab Assistant – Provides services to students and support to the medical programs and campus by serving as medical lab and COVID sanitization assistant.

Education (Medical Programs) – Provides peer-to-peer mentoring services to students and support to the medical programs by serving as a teacher’s aide.

Network Technician – Works with the information technology team to maintain classroom technology and provide students access to college network and information technology services.

Student Finance Support – Provides administrative support as a Financial Aid Assistant or Education Loan Assistant.

Trades Program Assistant – Provides services to students by serving as a teaching assistant and providing support to the trades programs.

Off-Campus Positions

Community Service and America Reads Literacy Positions – Coordinates efforts with Community service partners such as Boys & Girls Club, Habitat for Humanity, Goodwill, Public Libraries, and other not-for-profit community service organizations.

Students are eligible to work 20 hours per week. When assigning work hours, your supervisor will consider your class schedule as FWS cannot be completed during class hours. The amount earned cannot exceed the total Federal Work-Study awarded.

Awards may vary depending on the level of financial need and the schools funding level.

Students are paid bi-weekly either via check or direct deposit.