Federal Work-Study Program

Work Study Waiting List for 2014-2014:  Date to Be Determined

To find out when the waiting list will be open, please visit the Financial Aid Office front counter end of April 2014.

What is Federal Work Study (FWS)?

Federal work study gives financial aid students the opportunity to work on campus or off campus through the America Counts Program, in order to earn money to pay for educational expenses. FWS wages are paid in part by the federal 

How many hours can I work?

Work-study students normally work between 10-20 hours per week in various departments.

What kind of jobs are available?

Types of jobs usually include office aides, tutors, childcare assistants, lab assistants, library aides, etc.

How will I get paid?

You will receive a paycheck once a month (on the 15th of each month) for the hours that you have worked.

How do I apply for Federal Work Study?

  1. Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov
  2. Satisfy all requirements and turn in all requested documents to the Financial Aid Office – your file must be complete
  3. Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements
  4. Put your name on the FWS Waiting List (Please Note:  Continuing FWS Students do not need to put their name on the waiting list)

When does the waiting list open?

The FWS Waiting List opens every Spring Semester. The waiting list for 2013-2014 will open on May 20, 2013 - click here for directions

Information for FWS Supervisors

Click here for:  Federal Work Study - Supervisor Flow Chart


For more information, contact:

Financial Aid Office
Aileen Conmigo Phuong
650-738-4348
conmigoa@smccd.edu

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