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Federal Work-Study Information

The Federal College Work-Study (FWS) Campus Based Program provides jobs for students who need additional financial aid.  FWS gives students a chance to earn money to pay toward their educational expenses.  Jobs are available both on- and off-campus on a first-come, first-serve basis.  FWS students may work 10 hours a week at a rate of pay of $7.25 per hour for on-campus positions and at a rate of pay of $8.00 per hour for off-campus positions in the America Reads Tutoring program.

To qualify for work-study, the student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  They must have unmet need to be in the work-study program. Unmet need is determined by what aid the student has been awarded such as Pell grant, scholarships, loans, veterans benefits, or any other aid that has been awarded.  If the student still has unmet need after receiving all the above, he/she may apply for work study by completing the Work-Study Information Sheet.

To be eligible for work-study, the student must be enrolled in 6 credit hours or more.  If the work-study student drops below 6 credit hours, he/she will be terminated due to failure to maintain the 6 credit hour requirement.

All work-studies are placed according to the date on the Work-Study Information Sheet.  Work studies are placed on first-come basis. Students that have been employed for the full academic year; i.e. fall, spring, and summer semesters without interruption during summer semester, have first priority for the current positions.  After placement of students who were enrolled and employed for the full academic year, consideration is then given to students who have applied, according to the date of their application.

Each student is sent to a work-study supervisor for an interview.  After the interview, the supervisor informs the Financial Aid Office whether the student has the skills or hours needed for the position available.  If the supervisor desires to interview additional student(s); then, he/she may request another student for an interview.  The interviewees will be sent to the supervisors according to the date of Work-Study Information Sheet/Application.  The interview process may continue until all work-study applicants are exhausted and/or all positions are filled or funds are depleted.

All work studies must adhere to all policy and procedures set forth for employees of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute. 

Work Study Handbook

Work Study Application