Federal Work Study Program
Federal Work Study (FWS) is an on-campus employment program. Students receive a bi-weekly paycheck for actual hours worked. The funds are paid via direct deposit to the student. Eligibility for FWS is available on a first-come, first-serve basis to eligible students who answered “yes” to question #28 on the FAFSA. Eligible student’s award letters will state a maximum FWS earnings limit.
Before You Start Working
If you have been awarded FWS and plan to earn this money, you must attend a mandatory student employment orientation session before you begin your job search. Sessions may last for fifty minutes and consist of:
- a complete review of Federal, State and EMCC employment rules and regulations,
- distribution of payroll form, and
- explanation of student work authorization forms.
Please bring a pen and two forms of identification (U.S. Passport or Drivers License, and U.S. Social Security Card. Other types of acceptable forms of identification are listed on Department of Homeland Security’s Form I-9).
The dates and times for student employment orientation sessions will be posted on MyEMC by August 15, 2011. All student employment orientation sessions start promptly at the posted times!
Once you have attended a student employment orientation session, you are welcome to stop by the Student Aid Office to review job postings to find a job that best suits your needs.
Declining or Delaying Your Federal Work Study Award
If you do not wish to use your Federal Work Study funds or if you would like to use those funds at a later date, stop by or email the Student Aid Office to notify us that you wish to decline or delay your FWS funding.
Additional Federal Work Study Questions
If you have additional questions in regard to Federal Work Study please contact the Student Aid Office.