Federal Work Study
Due to COVID-19 the 2020-2021 Federal Work Study application for new students is not available at this time.
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Federal Work-Study program provides part-time jobs for Cerritos College students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to the student’s course of study.
- Flexible Work Schedule
- Build Professional Skills
- No Work Experience Required
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The 2021-2022 Federal Work-Study application will be available in the Spring 2021 semester. Applications will be reviewed on a first come, first serve basis.
How to apply
Step 1: Submit your FAFSA
Step 2:Check your To Do List and submit all required financial aid documents by April 30th.
Step 3: Apply: Complete the Federal Work-Study Application by the deadline
Once you have submitted your Federal Work-Study Application, please refer to the Federal Work-Study Hiring Process and Important Dates flow chart for more information on the hiring process timeline.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Federal Work-Study (FWS) is a federal financial aid program which allows you to earn money to help pay educational expenses and encourages community service work. Federal Work-Study gives students an opportunity to gain valuable work experience while focusing on their educational goals.
- Students must have a completed financial aid file by April 30th and demonstrate financial need
- Students must enroll in at least 6 units (If on a Financial Aid Ed Plan, classes must be on the ed plan)
- Students must be in good standing with Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
Federal Work-Study (FWS) Employee Request Form - For On Campus Job Sites Only (Staff Only) - This form is to be filled out by departments to request a work-study employee to be placed in their area. Please indicate how many students you would like to be referred to your department.
For further information please contact the Financial Aid Office at (562) 860-2451 ext. 2395 or e-mail us at email@example.com.