Federal Work-Study (FWS) is a need-based work program designed to assist students in meeting their financial obligations while attending school. FWS is income many students earn that does not effect federal aid need.
Eligibility for these positions is dependent upon need, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students must complete the financial aid process before eligibility for FWS can be determined. Follow the link to apply online.
As a Work-Study employee, you are limited to earn the amount of your FWS award. A FWS award is not disbursed in a lump sum, but through bi-weekly paychecks for hours actually worked. There is no guarantee that you will earn the full amount of your FWS Award. Once you reach your earning limitation, your supervisor may continue your employment under their divisional budget. Due to budget restrictions, there is no guarantee for a continued employment under the division's budget.
On average, FWS positions pay $7.50 to $10.00 per hour, 16 hours per week and never exceeding more than 20 hours in one week.
Positions are limited, and students interested in work study must fill out an application in the Career Center, IE1234.
Current positions are updated as positions and funding become available.
Open Work Study positions
Job duties: Provide high level of customer service at Career Center's front desk. Greet and sign in clients, provide assistance with online job applications and job searches, take appointments, and provide general information about the center and the college. Other duties may include assistance with workshops and events, interactions with college departments and community, data entry, Internet research, email, and general office functions.
Desired qualifications: Knowledge of standard office practices and procedures. Ideal candidate will have excellent computer skills, professional email and telephone etiquette, and firm grasp of the English language. Outgoing personality a plus.
Counseling & Disability Resources Office
Job duties: The Counseling Office seeks an enthusiastic individual who can multi-task and thrive in a busy and visable front desk position while providing clerical and technical support to college counselors. Duties include greeting and screening visitors, general administrative tasks, organizing and maintaining resources, proofreading and preparing materials for school events, updating and maintaining databases, scheduling, and other tasks as assigned.
Desired qualifications: Ideal candidate will have strong organizational skills, professional demeanor, and the ability to maintain strict standards of confidentiality. Candidate must have computer competence in MS Office, and the ability to learn school-specific data systems. Excellent interpersonal skills is a plus.
Job duties: Basic clerical and production functions including data entry, word processing, fax, and mail processing. May assist students with financial aid application and provide general information in person and via telephone and email. Professional email etiquette and customer service skills are a must. Other duties as assigned.
Desired qualifications: Knowledge of standard office practices and procedures. Ideal candidate will have excellent written and oral communication skills, a strong command of the English language, the ability to follow instructions, adhere to a schedule and meet deadlines. Applicants should also have the ability to learn, apply and communicate policies and procedures related to the financial aid application process.
Work study is the opportunity to work on campus while going to school. Many departments hire student workers and are flexible with class schedules. This is a good way to develop employable skills and begin networking for full-time opportunities.