Federal Work Study

  • Federal Work Study is a federally-funded program of part-time employment for students with financial need. This program allows students to earn money to help pay for their educational expenses. Work study employment of up to 20 hours a week is available to eligible students. However, the number of hours worked is determined by need. The Office of Financial Aid determines eligibility using federal guidelines. Employment can be in a variety of positions in various departments. Receipt of FWS is dependent upon securing a student employee position on or off campus. Eligible students who are interested in FWS must complete a Student Employee Application and apply for the positions in which they are interested. Funds are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Annual award amount: Varies based on eligibility.
    Enrollment required: Students must be enrolled. The academic year begins with the Summer Quarter and ends with the Spring Quarter.


    1. Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
    2. Student Employment Application. Forms can be found online or picked up at the SCC Placement or Financial Aid office on the campus where you will be completing your Program of Study.