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Federal Work-Study  



Federal Work-Study (FWS) is a federally funded program designed to provide qualified students with an opportunity to gain valuable work experience through part-time, on-campus employment. FWS jobs will always work around your class schedule and provide you with hands-on experience in your field of study, whenever possible.  

Students are considered for FWS based on the information provided on the FAFSA. In general, students must meet the following qualifications to be considered for a FWS award:

  • Completed FAFSA with a valid EFC filed by March 2
  • Demonstrated financial need, based on the FAFSA
  • Must have indicated interest in FWS on the FAFSA
  • Must be on Satisfactory academic status according to the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy (or be on an approved appeal)
  • Must be enrolled at least half-time (6 units)

Meeting all of the above requirements does NOT guarantee an FWS award. FWS is awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis based on the date your FAFSA was filed. The number of FWS awards that can be given each year will vary based on the annual FWS allocation received from the U.S. Department of Education. To increase your chances of being awarded FWS, you are strongly encouraged to complete your FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1 every year.




If you have already been awarded FWS at CCC for the 2014-2015 academic year, follow the steps below to search the job listing, apply for open positions, and complete the hiring process successfully!

Step1: Complete the FWS Student Orientation - Click the link below to watch the presentation. At the end of the presentation, you will be able to print the Orientation Confirmation Page, which you must sign and return to the Office of Financial Assistance once you are hired for a job.

2014-2015 FWS Student Orientation

Step 2: Review the FWS Job Listing - Click the link below. The document is password protected. The password was sent to you on your 2014-2015 FWS Award Notification email via your InSite Portal email.

2014-2015 FWS Job Listing - COMING SOON!

Step 3: Contact the work-site supervisor to apply - use the information on the job listing to contact those jobs that you are interested in. Some jobs may ask for you to visit in person. Other jobs may require a resume, interview, or both. The hiring process may be different for each job, depending on what the supervisor wants. Hiring decisions are made solely by the supervisor - the Office of Financial Assistance is not involved in the hiring process.

Step 4: Hiring Process - Once a supervisor decides to hire you, you must then complete a FWS Student Contract and Student Employment Card, which will be given to you by your new supervisor. You must return your Orientation Confirmation Page (Step 1), the Contract, and the Employment Card to the Office of Financial Assistance to finalize your FWS award. This must be done no later than 30 days after your FWS Award Notification email was sent, or your FWS award will be withdrawn.

Step 5: Employment Paperwork - If you are a new student worker, you will be contacted by the Office of Financial Assistance to pick up your Employment Card to submit to the Human Resources Office (AA-201) to complete your employment paperwork. You will receive further instructions at that time. You are considered a “new student worker” if you have never worked on campus for any department before. 

REMEMBER: If you are awarded FWS, there is no guarantee that you will find job placement, nor is there any guarantee that you will earn your entire award amount. The job placement process is highly competitive. You must apply and interview for each job you are interested in, and it is up to the work-site supervisor who they choose to hire. The Office of Financial Assistance has no control over who the work-site supervisor chooses to hire. The amount you earn will depend on the job you obtain and the number of hours your supervisor approves you to work, if you are hired. Students who are awarded FWS are strongly encourage to apply for as many jobs as possible as soon as possible after receiving notification of their FWS award. All students awarded FWS must submit the Orientation Confirmation Page, FWS Student Contract, and Student Employment Card to the Office of Financial Assistance within 30 days of the FWS Award Notification email or the award will be withdrawn.


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