Federal Work Study Program

The Federal Work-Study (FWS) program is an employment opportunity from which the student may gain valuable and/or satisfying work experience. FWS provides part-time jobs for undergraduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work, considers students’ skills, and interests, and makes student academic success a priority.

A student will normally be employed for one academic year (August through May), when the college is open, and classes are in session. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credit hours to be eligible for the Fall/Spring semester or a minimum of three (3) hours to be eligible to work in the summer as well as be enrolled in the subsequent Fall semester. 

To be considered for the Federal Work Study Program, the student must have completed the FAFSA prior to making application.

Federal Work Study Opportunities

CCCC offers a variety of Federal Work Study positions that are located on campus as well as off campus in the community.  A student’s work schedule is around their class schedule and students may work up to 15 hours per week during Fall/Spring semesters and up to 25 hours in the Summer.

The current rate of pay is $8 per hour. 

Applications and an Available Job List are available through the Financial Aid Office on the Concordia Campus and in the Student Services Center on the Geary County Campus.


Placement in Federal Work Study Position

Before a student may work under the Federal Work Study Program the student must complete the following:

  • Complete Federal Work Study Orientation with the FWS Contact in the Financial Aid Office.
  • Complete necessary employment forms with Human Resources.
    • o W-4
    • o I-9 (Social Security Card or Birth Certificate are required)
    • o Direct Deposit Authorization
    • o Confidentiality Agreement

Visit the Federal Student Aid website for additional information regarding the Federal Work Study Program.