Federal Work Study students are a vital part of the daily operations of Reynolds Community College. The objective of the program is to place students into positions that will allow them to earn money while attending college and to receive valuable on-the-job training.
What is Federal Work Study?
The Federal Work Study Program provides part-time jobs for students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to each student’s course of study. Since Federal Work Study is a campus-based program, funding is limited and this type of assistance usually goes to the earliest applicants with the highest need. Funds may become available throughout the year as students do not work their full amount of eligibility.
Are Federal Work Study jobs on campus or off campus?
Currently, we are only able to fill positions on campus at Reynolds Community College. However, there may be opportunities in the future for off campus positions.
How much will I make?
Your total Federal Work-Study award depends on when you apply, your level of need, and the funding level of your school. Reynolds currently pays $12.00 an hour for on campus jobs.
How many hours can I work?
Typically, students work 10-20 hours per week. The amount you earn cannot exceed your total Federal Work Study award. When assigning work hours, the employer and/or the federal work study coordinator will consider your class schedule and your academic progress. You cannot work during times when you have a class scheduled.
What types of job opportunities are available?
There are a variety of positions available throughout the campus. Listed below are some of the various departments available for Federal work study students.
- Financial Aid
- Welcome Center
- Academic Offices
- The Kitchens
- Student Life
- Math Central+
- Advising Services
- Administrative Offices
How will I be paid?
Federal Work Study (FWS) students are paid bi-weekly. A FWS student can choose to receive direct deposit into their bank account or sign up to have payroll deposited to a loadable debit card.
Is Work Study a part of the financial aid package award?
Yes, Federal Work Study is a part of the student’s financial aid package award.
Can I have more than one job?
No, you are only allowed one FWS job placement at a time.
How do I qualify for Federal Work Study?
You must complete the Free Applications for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at StudentAid.gov. Based on the results of the FAFSA, eligible students are awarded an allotment which may be earned through part time employment in FWS approved positions. Students who meet priority deadlines set by the Reynolds Office of Financial will have the best chance for consideration for all the financial aid you may be eligible to receive. Students must also be enrolled in at least six credits each semester they are employed.
How do I apply for a position?
You will need to complete the Application for Federal Work Study online. After you have submitted your application, it will be reviewed and matched with open positions. Once a match is made, you will interview with the department supervisor.
Have more questions?
For additional information regarding the Federal Work Study Program, and to see if you are eligible, please contact the Federal Work Study Coordinator at FWS@reynolds.edu .
Whenever possible, work study employment will take into account the academic and professional interests of the student.