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The Federal Work-Study (FWS) program is a need-based financial aid program. It provides funds that students earn through part-time employment to help pay the costs of their educational expenses.

Although a FWS award will appear on your award letter, funds must be earned. Funds earned are paid directly to you, monthly, and are not credited to your student account.


Other Work Opportunities

The colleges of DCCCD also provide a limited number of on-campus, part-time employment opportunities for students who do not demonstrate financial need. Your college Career Center often has information on available job openings for students off-campus.

Program Overview
Get an overview of the Federal Work-Study program, including award amounts, employment opportunities, and pay rate and hours.
Eligibility Requirements
You must meet several requirements to be eligible for a Federal Work-Study job.
How to Apply
Learn how to apply for a work-study position.
What’s Next
Find out what happens after you apply for a work-study job.
Criminal Background Check
You must successfully pass a criminal background check before you can be hired for a work-study position.
Employment Policies
Get information about work-study policies regarding breaks and holidays, timesheets, termination and more.