Federal Work-Study (FWS) is a need-based and federally-funded program that allows students opportunities to earn money through employment to help pay education expenses.

Due to limited funding, students that meet minimum requirements are not guaranteed FWS award.

**Please note Federal Work-Study has paused hiring for on-campus jobs to budget capacity. Off-campus community service jobs are still open for hiring**

Minimum Requirements

General Information

  • FWS will be offered on a first-come first-served basis while funds are available
  • Hourly rates between $16.20 - $21.37 depending on position, job duties, and length of employment
  • All positions require background checks and Tuberculosis (TB) screening/test

If you have questions, contact the FWS Coordinator Kerry Bahadur at bahadurk@smccd.edu 

Federal Work-Study Process

  1. Meet all five minimum requirements (listed above)
  2. Search and apply for FWS positions on the Skyline College Student Job Board. Apply for multiple positions!
  3. If you are selected for a position:
    1. Complete the Student Assistant Welcome Packet (Hiring Packet)
    2. Schedule LiveScan Fingerprinting and Tuberculosis (TB) screening/test
    3. Complete FWS Orientation and FWS Contract

How to Confirm Eligibility

Check if you satisfy all financial aid requirements:

  • On WebSMART, select Financial Aid > My Eligibility > Student Requirements to view any Unsatisfied Requirements.
  • Submit or complete any unsatisfied requirements. If all requirements are Satisfied, you are eligible.

Check if you have Unmet Financial Need:

  • On WebSMART, select Financial Aid > My Overall Status of Financial Aid to view your estimated cost of attendance and awarded financial aid.
  • Your cost of attendance minus your awarded financial aid is your unmet need. 

For Supervisors

  1. Submit an FWS Employment Request Form   to the FWS Coordinator Aileen Conmigo at conmigoa@smccd.edu
  2. Your position will be placed on the Skyline College Student Job Board
  3. Review applications and conduct interviews
    • To ensure FWS eligibility, you may send list of applicants to FWS Coordinator for confirmation
  4. Notify FWS Coordinator of hired student(s)
  5. The FWS Coordinator will work with student to complete Student Assistant Welcome Packet (Hiring Packet), LiveScan Fingerprinting and Tuberculosis (TB) screening/test, Orientation and Contract.
  6. The FWS Coordinator to send PAF to supervisor for appropriate signatures (i.e. Dean)
  7. The FWS Coordinator will send completed PAF included with student start date and Student Assistant Welcome Packet to Payroll


For more information regarding the Federal Work-Study, contact:

Kerry Bahadur