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

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 credit hours
  • meet Satisfactory Academic Progress

If you are interested in participating in the FWS program, visit the Enrollment Center at  Southern and Dobson or Enrollment Services at Red Mountain to see if you're eligible. 

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.

Steps to Getting Federal Work-Study

FWS Frequently Asked Question