Federal Work-Study

The Federal Work-Study (FWS) program is funded by the federal government. This funding provides employment opportunities for students with financial eligibility, allowing them to earn money to help finance the cost of their education.

FWS Eligibility Requirements

Federal Work-Study is a form of federal financial aid and has certain eligibility requirements. To be eligible for FWS you must:

  • have your completed FAFSA information at MCC
    and have MCC's Federal School Code: 001077
  • have unmet financial need
  • be enrolled in 6 or more applicable credits
  • meet Satisfactory Academic Progress

Federal Work-Study Is A Real Job

As a work-study job applicant, you are applying for a real job that will teach you valuable work skills. The FWS application process is highly competitive as there are many FWS students and limited FWS jobs on campus. Prepare for interviews, bring an up-to-date resume, and remember to mention any previous experience and/or skills you possess.

If you need assistance with your interview skills, writing a resume, or finding a campus job please go to Career Services.

Student workers can work up to 19.5 hours a week on campus and receive a paycheck every two weeks for the hours they've worked.

Federal Work-Study Eligibility

If the Financial Aid Office at MCC has your FAFSA information and you are interested in participating in the FWS program, complete the 2023-2024 FWS Student Interest Form (the form is for Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 semesters).

FWS Frequently Asked Questions

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