Federal Work Study


About the Program:

Provides part-time employment for students who demonstrate financial need. Students begin work after an official agreement is on file with the Student Financial Services Office and may not work more than 20 hours per week.

Students must be enrolled at least half-time (6 units or more) to be eligible to work under this program. The Federal Work-Study Coordinator will assist in placing students in jobs on campus. Pay is currently $13.00 per hour for Fall 2020 and $14.00 per hour for Spring 2021.

America Reads 

Students awarded FWS who are interested in literary work can work under the America Reads program. Literary work is tutoring grade school students with reading or math. You must have a GPA of 2.5 or better, completed English 101 with a B or better and maintain at least 6 units. You must be fingerprinted for clearance to work with these young people. If you are interested in this most rewarding program, contact Shemi Warda, 575-7701, in the Student Financial Services Office.

*****Students who are Disqualified due to substandard GPA and/or Pace Rate and have to file an Appeal are not eligible for Federal Work Study.  If a student is awarded Federal Work Study and then is Disqualified, the student is then NO longer eligible for Federal Work Study.  For example; eligible one term (Fall) and then is Disqualified for the following term (Spring). 

*****Read our Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy to understand how to stay in good standing with Financial Aid.  The Student Financial Services Office sends emails notifying students they may lose their Federal Work Study if they become Disqualified in future semesters.

Related Link:

Student Worker Web Time Entry (A Step-by-Step Guide for Student Workers on How to Submit Electronic Pay Claim).