Federal Work-Study

What is Federal Work-Study? 

The Federal Work-Study program provides jobs for students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay for educational expenses. Students who qualify for financial aid and are enrolled at least half-time may participate in the Federal Work-Study Program.  An effort is made to place students in jobs that further your educational and career goals.

How much will I make? 

Students who participate in this program are currently paid $11 for on-campus jobs and $12 for off-campus, community service jobs. Your total Federal Work-Study award depends on when you apply, your level of need and the funding level of the school.

How will I be paid? 

Federal Work-Study students are paid by the hour. No work-study students can be paid by commission or fee. Checks are issued once monthly and mailed to the student’s address on file.

How many hours can I work? 

Students who are enrolled at least six or more credit hours in their major may work a maximum of 24 hours a week, depending on your eligibility. Students are not permitted to work during scheduled class times.

Are Federal Work-Study jobs on-campus or off-campus? 

Both. If you work on-campus, you will be working for JSCC. If you work off-campus, you will be working for another organization, but you will be paid through JSCC. Students are being encouraged nationwide to become involved in community service. Students eligible for the Federal Work-Study Program are encouraged to accept positions with selected off-campus agencies which provide community services. JSCC has many on campus and off campus positions available.

 Complete the following application if you are interested in a work-study position.