Many students either seek a position related to their career objective or seek positions that offer skill development. In either case, the FWS Program is intended to provide a balance between the interests of the student and the needs of the department/area/office.
1. Complete the FAFSA
2. Award Letter
Once the OCC Financial Aid Office receives your FAFSA information, you will be evaluated for financial need and a financial aid package will be determined. If you have been offered a Federal Work-Study award, you will be given the opportunity to seek employment on campus. To initiate the process for work-study, you must first accept the work-study award.
FWS is awarded according to the standard financial aid application and statutory need analysis procedure. In order to be eligible for a FWS award/funds, a student must:
Ø Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
Ø Be determined eligible and awarded a FWS allocation by the Financial Aid Office. Recipients must reapply for the FAFSA each year.
Ø Not owe a repayment to any Title IV grant program nor be in default on any Title IV loans received at any school.
Ø Be enrolled at OCC in a minimum of 6 units.
How much will I make?
Your Federal Work Study wages will be at least the current federal minimum wage.
Can I work as many hours as I want?
The amount you earn cannot exceed your total Federal Work Study award. In addition, you will not be allowed to work more than 19 hours per week.