Federal Work-Study (FWS) can be a great way to work and gain experience in your field while you earn money to help pay for your education expenses. The FWS program allows eligible students to work part-time, on-campus jobs. Learn about the requirements and how to apply for Federal Work-Study below.
How to apply for Federal Work-Study
Ready to gain valuable job experience while you pay for college? Follow these steps:
To be eligible for FWS, begin by completing and submitting a FAFSA, which is the form you need to fill out to get financial aid from the federal government. Include Chandler-Gilbert Community College (school code: 030722) on your application.
If you have questions about the FAFSA, please contact CGCC’s Financial Aid Office.
Take advantage of the expertise of our Career Services team, who will help you at every step. For example, a Career Services staff member will help you create your cover letter and resume so you can be your best during the application process.
If you’re selected to interview, the hiring department will contact you.
If you get hired, your supervisor will have you complete employment paperwork with Human Resources. Be sure to bring acceptable documentation to complete the Form I-9. (See page 3 of the form to learn what documents you’ll need.)
You will be contacted within your first three weeks of employment to attend a mandatory FWS Orientation.
Requirements to maintain eligibility
Once you’re on board, we want to make sure you continue to experience the benefits of Federal Work-Study. To maintain your eligibility, you:
- Must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours per semester
- Can work no more than 20 hours per week
- Can’t earn more than the total amount awarded
- Must start work no sooner than two weeks before the start of the semester
- Are expected to follow the same workplace rules and regulations as any CGCC employee