The community-based federal work study program is designed to provide students employment opportunities at local non-profits, schools, and other organizations using federal work study funds. Students may provide a direct service or contribute to services that enhance the quality of life or address problems related to residents’ needs.
Q: How do I know if I'm eligible for community-based federal work study positions?
A: Any student who receives federal work study funds through their financial aid award package is eligible to apply for community-based federal work study positions.
Q: Is the community-based federal work study program on campus or off campus?
A: Positions in the community-based federal work study program, coordinated by CELCS, are off campus and at locations such as local non-profits and schools. Students must visit the Human Resources website for on-campus student employment opportunities.
Q: What if I don't have reliable transportation?
A: Students are responsible for finding their own transportation to their place of work. If students do not have transportation they might consider employment opportunities on campus.
Q: What happens after I submit the interest form and my resume?
A: CELCS staff will review your interest form and resume and then forward to the hiring agency. A representative from the hiring agency will contact you if they're still interviewing candidates for the work study position.
Q: What is the typical pay rate?
A: Students typically earn $7.50 per hour and can earn up to $10.00 per hour depending on the community organization.
Q: How long can I work with a local organization if I'm offered a job?
A: Students are able to work with the same organization for a full academic year (fall and spring) with the option to renew for a second year.