Federal Work Study Program
Federal Work Study (FWS) is a limited, federally funded program that provides part-time employment opportunities for students with financial need. The program encourages community service and gives students the opportunity to gain valuable work experience at a professional level before leaving school. Students are allowed to work up to 15 hours a week during the academic year (fall/spring) and more during the summer (if remaining funds are available). The pay rate starts at minimum wage and paychecks will be provided every two weeks based off of hours worked.
- In order to be eligible for Federal Work Study, students must meet the following criteria:
- Must demonstrate financial need as determined by the results of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student).
- Must enroll in a minimum of 6 credit hours at SMCC during the term you plan to work in.
- Must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress as determined by the MCCCD SAP Policy
- Visit the SMCC Career Services webpage for a list of student resources and instructions how to apply for Student Employment on campus. Positions are limited and provided on a first come first served basis.
Types of Work Study Jobs
There are several departments on campus that offer College Work-Study positions. Jobs range from customer service to maintenance positions on campus. There are also off-campus positions available in the form of reading or math tutors to preschool through elementary age children at local Head Start and/or Pre-school centers. These positions require additional interviews and background checks.
Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) is an EEO/AA institution and an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. A lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in the career and technical education programs of the college.
The Maricopa Community Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities. For Title IX/504 Concerns, call the following number to reach the appointed coordinator: 480-731-8499. For additional information, as well as a listing of all coordinators within the Maricopa College system, visit the following site: https://district.maricopa.edu/consumer-information/non-discrimination-statements