Federal Work Study is an employment program in which 75 percent of the student wage is supported by federal dollars for work on campus or for approved employment in specific off-campus agencies. This award is given as an eligibility to work on campus. A student’s Federal Work Study award may be limited by the student’s availability and willingness to work, his/her skills, and the availability of jobs on campus. The current wage rate is $9.65 per hour.
No student may begin earning their Federal Work Study award until the first day of the academic year. Students working over the summer break may work on campus through Campus Employment and will be paid by the institution or department. While enrolled, students should not work more than 15 hours per week. Students who are available to work break weeks between terms may work more hours. However, in doing so, those students risk earning their Federal Work Study limit before the end of the academic year.
- Students have an opportunity to enter their job skills/interests in a database maintained by the Office of Career Services and Professional Development (CCPD), referred to as Handshake. On campus employers may post open positions here and may also search for students with appropriate skills/interests. Although CCPD provides this assistance, the student is ultimately responsible for obtaining a job on campus. Paychecks may be direct deposited or available to be picked up in the Business Office every two weeks.
- Students are paid directly for hours worked on a bi-weekly basis. If you intend to have your work/study earnings go towards paying your bill at the College, it is your responsibility to make a payment from your work/study earnings to any outstanding balance on your student account with the College. Students may choose not to use the work opportunity in their financial aid award.