Students who qualify for financial aid may participate in the Federal Work Study Program to help pay indirect educational expenses. Students who participate in this program are paid at least minimum wage for hours worked; checks are issued on a monthly basis. An effort is made to place students in jobs that further their educational and career goals. Students who are enrolled at least half-time may work a maximum of 24 hours a week, depending on the eligibility. Students are being encouraged nationwide to become involved in community service. Students eligible for the Federal College Work Study program are encouraged to accept positions with selected off-campus agencies which provide community services. For additional information, contact the Financial Aid office located on the Jefferson Campus in the Allen Library form 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each weekday (205) 856-7951.