Federal Work Study

CBR003160Federal Work-Study (FWS) is financial aid based on financial need and must be earned through student employment.

The Federal Work-Study Program (FWS) is a need-based program which provides 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 their course of study.

Many college students successfully carry a normal academic course load of 12 to 18 credit hours per term while working on a part-time basis, Federal Work-Study is a useful option for students.  Some students find it necessary or desirable to work part-time. They may find that they are better able to manage their time as they fit their work schedule into classes, studying, and personal commitments.

Additionally, FWS earnings will not be counted against eligibility on next year’s FAFSA. When completing the FAFSA, students should indicate their FWS earnings on the appropriate line so the earnings can be excluded from  earned income. FWS wages are taxable by the Internal Revenue Service.

The program stimulates and promotes part-time employment for students in need of earnings to finance their educational expenses. Work-study jobs are not intended to replace existing staff positions.

Eligibility Requirements

The student must:

  • Demonstrate financial need through a federally approved method of needs analysis by completing Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Be enrolled at least half time (6 credit hours)
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP) – 67% completion rate and minimum 2.0 grade point average (GPA)

Students who are on “Financial Aid Warning” or “Suspension” are not eligible for the work study program

For additional information, please stop by the Financial Aid Office in U-123, or email Jeannie Jordan at jdjordan@cfcc.edu

If you are a current Federal Work Study student and have not been receiving work study e-mails regarding important dates and other important information please e-mail Jeannie Jordan jdjordan@cfcc.edu to be included in all further notifications.

Important Dates

Summer 2017

  • May 15-- Students may begin charging in the bookstore
  • May 19--Final Registration/Schedule Adjustment Day
  • May 22 -- Classes Begin- 10 week full session and 1st Mini Session
  • May 27--Last day for 75% refund - 10 week session (10% point of semester)
  • May 29 -- Closed Holiday
  • June 2 -- Last day to charge books
  • June 22 -- Financial Aid checks mailed (all first mini and first half of full session loans)
  • June 27 -- Students may begin charging books for 2nd mini session
  • June 28 -- Classes begin - 2nd mini session
  • June 30--Last day for 75% refund - 2nd mini
  • June 30 -- Last day to charge books for the 2nd mini session
  • July 4--Holiday - College Closed
  • July 10-- Financial Aid checks mailed for 2nd disbursement of Summer only Full Session Loans
  • July 21 -- Financial Aid checks mailed -- 2nd mini session (all loan funds incl)

The 2017-18 Scholarship Application and Award Period will be from July 5, 2017 – May 31, 2018


Under Revision – Re-opens July 5, 2017


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