Federal Work Study

Earn Part of Your College Costs

Federal Work Study (FWS) is a need-based award that allows students to earn wages to help pay for college expenses. FWS is awarded, based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Most work study positions are on campus in various College departments. These positions enable students to develop or enhance work experience in a variety of positions. Some positions allow for direct service to the general public and Oklahoma City Community College students. Typical positions include, receptionist, clerk, tutor, lab assistant.

Contact the Student Life Office for assistance with applying for student jobs. Apply online at: www.occcjobs.com.  

Employment applications will be reviewed by Human Resources and selected students will be contacted for an interview.

If you are selected, provide your hiring supervisor with a copy of your award letter to include with the Personnel Action Form (PAF).  The Financial Aid Office reviews all PAFs for FWS eligibility determination.

Human Resources will assist you with the necessary forms to enable you to begin work.

Background Check: All candidates for student employment are required to complete a background check. Instructions for completing a background check will be sent to the student's college email.

Continued eligibility and departmental authorization to work are evaluated each semester. FWS award amounts may be adjusted, based on increased or decreased amount of need.

Student employees may work a maximum of 25 hours per week. Students employees are paid bi-weekly, at a starting wage of $8.40 per hour. Continued employment will depend on funds available, your performance on the job, and Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress.