Student Employment

Student Employment – Federal Work Study


Federal Work Study (FWS) is an on-campus employment program. Students receive a bi-weekly paycheck for their actual hours worked. The funds are paid directly to the student via direct deposit. 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 employee orientation session before you begin your job search. Sessions may last for fifty minutes and consist of:

  • a complete review of EMCC’s employment rules and regulations,
  • distribution of payroll forms, and
  • explanation of student work contracts

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.