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Federal Work Study

The Federal Work Study program (FWS) provides part-time jobs for students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay for educational expenses.

Eligibility is determined each academic year based on the results of your FAFSA and financial need. Level of enrollment, housing plans, and other aid received can impact your FWS eligibility.

You may work up to 15 hours per week while classes are in session. You will be paid minimum wage, which is currently $8.00/hour. Lifeguards make $9.10/hour. Paychecks are issued bi-monthly.

You may see FWS funds on your JCC Financial Aid Award Notification; this is the amount you may be eligible to earn if you accept a position. If you were not offered FWS funds but are interested in working, please contact the JCC Financial Aid Office to determine your eligibility. Students without financial need may find employment as a student assistant for the same pay rate.

FWS jobs include clerical/office work, lifeguarding, working with building and grounds, and tutoring. Work-study positions are limited in number, with hiring decisions made by department supervisors. Student worker job listings are available in the Jamestown Counseling and Career Development Center and Cattaraugus County Campus financial aid office. Interested students should apply to hiring departments as soon as possible.