Under the Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program, students can earn money for their education by working part-time, on-campus, while enrolled in school either full or part-time. If you are awarded a Federal Work-Study, you will earn the current federal minimum wage. Federal Work-Study funds are limited. Employment and/or positions are not guaranteed for all those who qualify or who apply.
FWS awards are deducted from your financial need/cost of attendance and the award is paid to the student via paycheck, per institution pay schedule. If you are awarded a FWS, the award amount listed on your award notification is the maximum you may earn during the award period. You are not guaranteed to earn this amount, but rather is a reasonable estimate of what you should be able to earn.
Your total FWS award depends on:
- when you apply
- your level of financial need/cost of attendance
- your school's funding level
- number of hours a week a student can work
- period of employment
- anticipated wage rate
- and a supervisor's willingness to hire you.
If you are interested in the Federal Work-Study program, please complete the following steps...
- Complete the FAFSA and your financial aid file at SKYCTC. You must have unmet financial
need in order to qualify for FWS
- Maintain Standards of Academic Progress (SAP) as defined by KCTCS
- Complete Student Self-Service To Do list requirements
- Apply online for a FWS position
- Choose "Employment Opportunities" under Current Job Openings
- Choose "Student Worker Only-Financial Aid Job Listing"
- Click "Apply for this position"
If you have not applied online for a job at SKYCTC previously, you will need to set up an account.
- Complete the application and submit.
Please note: You must apply for FWS every year, even if you have been a FWS previously.
Students will be contacted for an interview by the interested supervisors. Students will not be contacted unless chosen for an interview.
- Successfully complete a background check.
Please contact the Office of Financial Aid with further questions.