Federal Work Study
2015-2016 Federal Work Study Job Descriptions
Note: Each department hires 2-4 students for the academic year.
Please select positions that you believe are a good fit and list
your top three on the work study
application that was mailed to you.
Admissions and Records Student Assistant
Academic Services - (Online Center)
Academic Services - student assistant
Child Care Center
Financial Aid-Office Assistant
Financial Aid- Director's Assistant
Fine Arts and Humanities
Health and P.E.
Language Arts (WRAC Center)
Chemistry Lab Assistant
Biology Lab Assistant
Disabled Student Center
Puente Project Student Assistant
Office of Student Life
Maintenance and Grounds
Safety and Security
SOTA student assistant
What is Federal Work Study?
- Federal Work-Study program (FWS) is a
federally funded employment program that enables you to
work part-time (up to 20 hours per week) on campus (or in rare cases, off
- The amount awarded is the maximum amount you can earn during the academic year;
it does not guarantee job placement.
- You must be enrolled at least half time (6 units) during the Fall/
Spring/ Summer to participate in
the FWS program. If you
drop below 6 units or withdraw from school, you must stop working immediately.
- You must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress
to be eligible.
How do I apply for Federal Work Study?
- First step is to apply for financial
aid by completing your FAFSA application
- The FAFSA application asks students
if they are interested in Loans, Federal Work Study and/or Teach Grant,
there you will select the "federal work study" option.
Not all applicants are awarded FWS Funds, this is a federal program and funding
is limited. FWS are offered on a 1st come 1st served basis. International
students are not eligible for Federal Work Study Program.
What happens after I indicate interest in my FAFSA?
- New Financial Aid award letter
via the Zone-sent to student, summarizing the financial aid award
amount. Also, students receive a federal work study award letter, and a copy
of the student assistant application. Student must indicate interest in FWS
by submitting the completed student assistant application to our office by
- After you submit your application, hiring departments come to our
office to review applicants. They choose the
applicants they are interested in, contact the student and set up an
interview with the student.
- If the department is interested in hiring the student, he/she will
obtain the student employment requisition form. The student must complete their
portion of the requisition form and submit to the hiring dept, then get a TB test for
employment purposes. Some student positions may require
- Once everything is completed, the hiring department will contact
the student about the employment start date.
Note: in order for students to
remain in the FWS program, he/she must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress,
be enrolled at least 1/2 time, and re-new/re-apply for work study on the FAFSA
between January 1st and March 2nd each year.
Resources for Campus Supervisors /
Assistant - Categories & Pay Schedule
Student Assistant - New Hire Packet
Student Assistant - Rehire Packet