Federal Work-Study gives you a way to earn money for your educational expenses — and you may even get to participate in community service or work in an area related to your field of study!
Work-study positions are available in our library, campus offices, computer labs, science labs and other areas of the College. Earn the amount awarded for the year through bi-weekly paychecks based on the hours worked.
Applying for work-study
To apply for the Federal Work-Study program, you must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Available positions are posted to Montco Connect. Federal Work-Study positions are limited, so be sure to apply early!
- Federal Work-Study funds are awarded based upon a student’s need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- You must be enrolled in at least 6 credits per semester.
- Work-study funding can only be earned during the federal fiscal year (July 1 – June 30).
- Being awarded work-study funding does not guarantee you will be hired for employment. You are responsible for searching and applying for positions.
- If you have been selected for federal verification, the process must be completed before you can begin employment.
- You cannot work during times when you are scheduled to be in class.
- You cannot work more than 20 hours per week during class terms.
- You cannot earn more in a fiscal year than the total amount awarded to you in you financial aid package.
- You cannot have more than one work-study position at one time, except for students employed as on-campus tutors.