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 considered financial aid.  Like all federal financial aid, to be eligible for Federal Work-Study, you must:

  • Have a completed FAFSA application on file with MCC
  • Have unmet financial need
  • Be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours 
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress

If you are interested in participating in the FWS program, please visit Enrollment Services at one of our two campuses to see if you are eligible at  Southern and Dobson or Red Mountain. 

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. So, prepare for interviews, bring an up-to-date resume, and remember to mention any previous experience and/or skills you may possess.  

If you need assistance with your interview skills, preparing 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 pay check every two weeks for the hours they've worked.

FWS Frequently Asked Questions 

FWS Student Checklist