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Federal Work Study

CBR003160Federal Work-Study (FWS) is financial aid based on financial need and must be earned through student employment.

The Federal Work-Study Program (FWS) is a need-based program which provides jobs for students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to their course of study.

Many college students successfully carry a normal academic course load of 12 to 18 credit hours per term while working on a part-time basis, Federal Work-Study is a useful option for students.  Some students find it necessary or desirable to work part-time. They may find that they are better able to manage their time as they fit their work schedule into classes, studying, and personal commitments.

Additionally, FWS earnings will not be counted against eligibility on next year’s FAFSA. When completing the FAFSA, students should indicate their FWS earnings on the appropriate line so the earnings can be excluded from  earned income. FWS wages are taxable by the Internal Revenue Service.

The program stimulates and promotes part-time employment for students in need of earnings to finance their educational expenses. Work-study jobs are not intended to replace existing staff positions.

Eligibility Requirements

The student must:

  • Demonstrate financial need through a federally approved method of needs analysis by completing Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Be enrolled at least half time (6 credit hours)
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP) – 67% completion rate and minimum 2.0 grade point average (GPA)

Students who are on “Financial Aid Warning” or “Suspension” are not eligible for the work study program

For additional information, please stop by the Financial Aid Office in U-123, or email Dara Muldoon at dmuldoon@cfcc.edu.

Tutorials

Student Federal Work Study Tutorial

Supervisor Federal Work Study Tutorial

Community Service Work Study at CFCC

Community Service Work Study (CSWS)

CSWS Interview

CSWS Contract

Forms

Work Study Employment Application

MM900284161

On Campus Federal Work Study Time Sheet

Off Campus Federal Work Study Time Sheet

Limited Federal Work Study Positions 2013-2014

 

If you are a current Federal Work Study student and have not been receiving work study e-mails regarding important dates and other important information please e-mail Dara Muldoon dmuldoon@cfcc.com to be included in all further notifications.



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