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Federal Work Study

The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program provides part-time jobs on campus as part of a financial aid offer to eligible students with unmet financial need. This program is an opportunity for students to earn an additional amount of financial aid on top of their aid through the Pell Grant. Students must be enrolled at least half-time (6 units) in order to be eligible and may work 5-20 hours per week for minimum wage. A student cannot participate in the FWS Program if he is on a Financial Aid Warning, Disqualification, or Appeal 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 FWS 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 FWS packet available in the Financial Aid Office. 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 as well as on the Financial Aid website. You may fill out a FWS packet in the meantime and we will review it when positions become available.

The list of FWS campus job opportunities for the 2017-2018 school year will be posted below under FWS Positions shortly. 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.

Please note: FWS is not the only on-campus job opportunity. Please visit Job Placement Services for assistance in finding the right job for you or check out the Columbia College Job Board for off-campus openings.

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