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Federal Work Study

The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program provides part-time jobs on campus for students who have financial need and qualify for the Federal Pell Grant. The intention of this grant is to assist students who must earn a portion of their educational aid. Students must be enrolled at least half-time (6 units) in order to be eligible and may work 5-20 hours per week for $9.00 per hour (increased for the 2014-2015 school year). A student cannot participate in the Federal Work-Study Program if he is on a Financial Aid Warning or Probation status or if he has already participated in the program for four semesters.

Federal Work-Study is limited funding that is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Students who are initially awarded are those who submit and complete their FAFSA earliest and indicate their interest in the Federal Work-Study program when asked on the FAFSA. Students are made the offer within their Financial Aid Award Notification Letter and accept the offer during the specified timeline by submitting the Federal Work-Study packet linked below. As students decline or drop out of the program, space becomes available again. When this occurs, the Financial Aid Office will post an announcement stating so in the Columbia College Monthly Student Bulletin. You may, in the meantime, fill out a Federal Work-Study packet and we will review it when positions become available.

The list of FWS campus job opportunities for the 2014-2015 school year will be posted below soon; we are currently still accepting requests for positions by department faculty and staff. If you are made an offer, you will choose three positions that fit your schedule and skill set. The Financial Aid Office will consider your input while making the placements. FWS is available only in Fall and Spring.