Federal Work Study (FWS) Program

Federal work study gives students practical experience while helping them fund their education. 

The Federal Work Study Program (FWS) places eligible students in paid positions in various departments throughout the College. Their earnings help cover educational costs. Students may work a maximum of 20 hours/week at a rate of $11/hour. 

Federal Work Study Opportunities

  • Library Assistant
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Admissions Department Assistant
  • Peer Tutor 

Federal Work-Study Guidelines & Timesheet Instructions

To be eligible for FWS, students must complete a FAFSA and maintain a 2.0 GPA.

Students who fail to make Satisfactory Academic Progress‌ must immediately discontinue Federal Work-Study.

If you cannot report for work as instructed, or no longer want employment, you must notify your direct supervisor. Failure to do so will jeopardize your future FWS eligibility.


Students may only work for their assigned department. Working from home is not permitted.

Work Days & Hours

Students may not work:

  • on Saturdays;
  • while the college is closed, including intersession and holidays;
  • during scheduled class time;
  • more than 20 hours a week.

Students may work up to the last day of their individual finals for each semester.

All days and hours must be accurately documented. Falsified documents may jeopardize FWS eligibility.

Complete timesheets with blue ink.

Pay Period, Due Date & Payroll Date

Each timesheet lists the corresponding pay period, due date, and payroll date. Late timesheets will be put toward the following pay period.

Submit time sheets to your Financial Aid Advisor.

Time In & Time Out

Round all hours down to the nearest half hour (e.g. Document 9:15am as 9:00am). Do not use military time.

Add up all hours for each day and for the total pay period at the bottom of the timesheet.


For five hour work periods, you receive a 30 minute break.

For seven-hour work periods, you receive a one hour break.

Your timesheet must show breaks as appropriate.


Students and supervisors must sign for every day worked, and supervisors must sign timesheets at the end of every pay period.

Full signatures are required, no initials.


Do not use white out, or mark over written information on timesheets.