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Federal Work Study

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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).

An application and list of work-study jobs is available online at 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.

The work-study positions may be located on or off campus, and the pay rate is at least the current federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. The scheduled hours would be arranged around class schedules and Work Study students would work between 10-12 hours per week.

The amount earned cannot exceed the total amount of the work-study award being a maximum of $2,320.00 per academic year. 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.

Summer employment (June and July) may also be available.

To be eligible for summer work-study for the month of June, the student must be enrolled in at least 3 credit hours for the summer session and may not exceed 20 to 25 hours per week for the month of June. Hours worked in the month of June will be paid before the end of the fiscal year.

To be eligible for summer work-study for the month of July, the student must be enrolled in at least 3 credit hours for the summer session and must be enrolled in the subsequent Fall semester. The student may not exceed 20 to 25 hours for the month of July and the last day to work will be the last day of the summer session. Hours worked in the month of July will be paid in August.

Completed Financial Aid File and Student Placement in Position

Before a student may start working, the Financial Aid Office must have a complete financial aid file and the student must complete have the following:

  • Work-Study Job Preference Application;
  • W-4;
  • I-9 ~ social security card or birth certificate will be required to complete the I-9.
  • work-study contract on file
  • valid photo ID with height, weight, etc., (i.e. Driver’s license);

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.

Please visit the Student Aid website for additional information.