Student Employment Federal Work Study

Work-Study Jobs

We will assist you in finding opportunities to work on campus, gain valuable experience, and earn money to assist in funding your education.
Meryem Adina
I've been given the opportunity to work with the Financial Aid Department. This opportunity has been enjoyable, as well as educational. Nothing helps prepare you for your future more than experience as a federal work-study student.
Meryem Adina
Criminal Justice AS Student

What is Federal Work Study?

Federal Work-Study is a federally funded program to assist students with financial needs in finding part-time employment on or off campus. Through FWS, eligible students can work in various positions within the college community and with approved off-campus employers. These positions are tailored to complement the student's academic and career goals, enabling them to gain relevant experience in their chosen field of study.


Student Employment

Part-time employment is a valuable asset, no matter where a student is employed. Part-time student employment provides earnings to offset educational expenses and offers students experiences not available in the classroom.

Students who work part-time usually finish their education in the same time frame as those who do not and experience equal or increased scholastic success. Work experience often puts student employees ahead in the job market after graduation and can provide valuable future career contacts. Employment also gives a student a chance to put into practice theories learned in the classroom and an opportunity to acquire marketable skills.


How to participate in Federal Work Study

To be considered for the Federal Work-Study program, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Must show documented financial need every year by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Go to to apply.
  • Must complete a FWS application.
  • Must be a US Citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • Must be enrolled at least part-time (6 credits) in the upcoming year.
  • Must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress.
  • Students can work 10-20 hours per week.

Important note:
Please note that the availability of Federal Work Study positions is limited and dependent on funding allocations. Therefore, students must apply early and actively search for suitable employment opportunities.


Employment Opportunities

Schools at HCCC that employ FWS students:

  • Business, Culinary, and Hospitality
  • Liberal and Visual Arts
  • School of Nursing and Health Professions
  • Social Science and Education
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
  • Student Services - Admissions, Financial Aid, Advising, and Testing, Library and Gallery


Steps to Obtaining Employment

  1. Complete the Federal Work Study Application.
  2. Interview process - the FWS coordinator will contact you to set appointments with supervisors for job opportunities.
  3. Hiring Process - once you are hired, you will receive guidance on the process with paperwork and orientation.
  4. HR Paperwork - click on the following link to complete the forms.
  5. Orientation - click on the following link to complete the orientation videos. Allow at least 20 minutes for completion.
  6. Student Guide - click on the following link to become aware of your responsibilities and timesheet completion.



Contact Information

Financial Aid Office
Phone: (201) 360-4200 / (201) 360-4214
Text: (201) 744-2767

HCCC School Code: 012954

Apply for Financial Aid