The Federal Work-Study (FWS) is a need-based, federally funded program that allows the college to employ you while you earn educational credits. You must qualify through the FAFSA.
It does NOT directly pay for tuition. FWS funds are available to eligible students attending a minimum of six (6) degree applicable hours, in a federal student aid eligible program. These part-time jobs generally will not exceed nineteen (19) hours per week with a pay rate equal to at least the minimum wage. Read more detailed information on the Department of Education's Federal Work-Study Program Website.
- Complete 2022-2023 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
(In order to qualify, students must meet all general eligibility requirements for Title IV Financial Aid Programs).
- Students must be enrolled in a minimum enrollment of 6 credit hours.
- Complete the 2022-2023 Federal Work-Study Student Interest Form.
- Review and apply for GCC Federal Work-Study jobs (please make sure to have your resume ready to upload).
- If you are the preferred candidate, you will receive, complete, and submit a New Hire Packet to the Human Resources Office in the Administration building.
- Once all the paperwork is processed and approved, you will receive a job contract from your hiring supervisor notifying you of your start and end dates.
- Start your first day of work.
- The hours must be worked before being paid; the rate depends on the position.
- Hours worked will be reported electronically through HCM. The supervisor will assist the student with HCM.
- Payday is every other Friday during the Fall/Spring semesters. Summer Sessions payday is every other Thursday. Paychecks are disbursed by the Cashier's office or by mail.
Calculation of earnings/hours or projections of the future will be determined by student and supervisor. Your unearned FWS balance is canceled at the end of the award period. Your time punches must be approved by your supervisor based on set payroll deadlines. Failure to follow procedures may cause your termination and/or your future FWS application to be denied.
- Work over 8 hours per day during the Fall/Spring semesters,10 hours per day during the Summer Sessions
- Work on weekends or holidays (unless each day is approved by your supervisor).
- Work more than your scheduled hours; your average will not exceed 19 hours per week, no exceptions.
- Work beyond the end of the semester of your award. You are responsible for maintaining your own record regarding earnings and balances.
It helps elementary school children improve their reading skills. The tutoring schedule is flexible and training is included.
- Financial aid award indicating an offer of Federal Work-Study.
- No criminal record. Schools will complete a fingerprint background check. This process takes time (sometimes 2-3 weeks) so apply as soon as possible to avoid delays. The contacts listed below will be available to take applications throughout the summer. No need to wait until the fall semester begins to apply. (See contact info below.)
- Must be available to tutor between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2:30 pm.
- Reliability! It is very important that once you commit to the America Reads program that you complete the semester-remember kids will be depending on you!
For more information on America Reads contact:
Heather Merrill email@example.com (623) 845-3768