Federal Work-Study Program - Financial Aid Office
Students on Probation will not qualify for FWS or FSEOG.
Federal Work-Study (FWS) is a federally-funded program which enables students to earn part of their financial aid awards through employment. Your total Federal Work-Study award depends on when you apply, your level of need, and the funding level of your school.
How will I be paid?
Wages are at least the current federal minimum wage, but may be higher, depending on the type of work you do and skills required. No Federal Work-Study student may be paid by commission or work for free. The amount you earn cannot exceed your total Federal Work-Study award.
Can I work as many hours as I want?
Through the FWS program, students work part-time up to 20 hours per week.
No. Through the FWS program, students work part-time up to 20 hours per week. When assigning work hours, your employer or financial aid administrator will consider your class schedule and your academic progress.
Where will I work?
Most positions are on campus.
How do I get into the Federal Work-Study Program?
To be eligible, a student must be a U.S. Citizen or a permanent resident, enrolled in at least six (6) units, and maintain good academic standing while employed under the program. Students on Probation will not qualify for FWS or FSEOG.
To apply, you must file the FAFSA, complete an Ohlone Work-Study Participation Application, and find employment on campus.
You must also comply with the Ohlone College Human Resources Office hiring procedures and requirements before you will be allowed to begin work. The Financial Aid Office, as well as your supervisor, must have written approval from the Human Resources Office before you may begin working.
Community Service work study students must also sign a release form.