Federal Work Study
The Federal Work-Study program is considered self-help aid and provides jobs for students who wish to earn a portion of their college expenses, while gaining practical work experience. At CCCC, a student will normally be employed for one academic year (August through May). Summer employment (June and July) may also be available.
The work-study positions may be located on or off campus, and the pay rate is at least the current federal minimum wage. The scheduled hours and pay may vary according to the job position. The amount earned cannot exceed the total amount of the work-study award. The student and their supervisor are expected to cooperate in ensuring that the student does not work more than the contracted hours. Failure to stay within the contracted hours may bring about a department without assistance of a work-study student.
Monies for hours worked in the Federal Work-Study program will be paid as a payroll check on the 5th of each month by the Human Resource Assistant. If the 5th falls on a weekend, checks will be available the following Monday.
An application and list of work-study jobs is available online under Forms and Worksheets. Priority is given to full-time students in good standing. Students interested in the work-study program are encouraged to apply early as these funds are very limited. Before a student may start working, the Financial Aid Office must have a complete financial aid file and the Financial Aid Office must have a completed Work-Study Job Preference Application, W-4, I-9, and work-study contract on file. A valid photo ID with height, weight, etc., (i.e. Driver’s license), and social security card or birth certificate will be required to complete the I-9.
Please visit the Student Aid website at studentaid.ed.gov for additional information.