Federal Work Study Jobs

What is Federal Work-Study?

Federal Work-Study (FWS) serves as a federal financial aid program, providing students with part-time employment to help cover educational expenses. Through Federal Work-Study (FWS), students gain work experience while pursuing their studies, contributing to both personal and academic growth.

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How to qualify for Federal Work-Study?

To be eligible for Federal Work-Study (FWS), you must:

  • Have a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with our college.
  • Demonstrate unmet financial need based on your FAFSA results.
  • Be enrolled in at least six credit hours, maintaining satisfactory academic progress.
  • Be proactive in exploring FWS positions and completing required application materials.

By meeting the necessary criteria, you can unlock valuable on-campus employment opportunities through the Federal Work-Study (FWS) program. This program helps you offset educational expenses while gaining practical work experience.

If you are interested in an FWS position at MCC, your first step is to complete the FWS Student Interest Form. Most FWS positions require a resume and sometimes a cover letter. For guidance on crafting an effective resume and cover letter, visit the Professional Development and Job Readines site.

If you need help navigating the Maricopa Jobs website or assistance with job searching techniques, please visit Building 36N on the Southern and Dobson campus and speak with the Career Services front desk staff, or call 480-461-7592.

Supervisor Resources for Federal Work-Study Positions at MCC

If you are posting a federal work-study job for Mesa Community College through MCCCD Jobs Portal, we can also include it here on our Career Services page. Please complete the MCC On-Campus Part-Time and Federal Work-Study Job Posting Request form with job details once it goes live on the MCCCD Job portal website, so it can be featured on the Career Services page.

If you have any questions regarding Federal Work-Study positions as a supervisor, please email Melissa Romero at melissa.romero@mesacc.edu.

Federal Work-Study Job Openings

Front Office Assistant - Career and Community Connections Department (2 positions available)

Status: Federal Work Study
Location: Mesa Community College - Southern and Dobson Campus
Department: Career and Community Connections
Office Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Closing Date: Open until filled
Pay Rate Schedule: Hourly (RPS)
Pay Rate: $14.85 an hour
Hours Per Week: 19.5 hours per week
Work Schedule: Monday - Wednesday 1:00 - 6:00 pm and Thursday 1:00 - 5:30 pm
Benefits Eligible: No

Job Summary:
The Outreach Center is looking for a Federal Work Study Student, Front Office Assistant for the Summer 2024 semester. The student worker will provide assistance to the office, staff and the administrative specialist in a community engagement setting to ensure that the office is running smoothly and efficiently.

Essential Functions:

  • Greet all visitors
  • Provide office support
  • Assist with special projects

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Awarded Federal Work Study
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Willingness to learn on the job
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Suite
  • Proficient with PC.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bilingual in Spanish
  • Customer Service Experience

How to Apply:

Please send your resume and email of interest to Aurora Dorsey at aurora.dorsey@mesacc.edu.