Federal Work-Study Program | BCTC

Federal Work-Study Program

The Federal College Work-Study Program provides jobs for students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to your course of study whenever possible.


How much can I earn?

BCTC will process your Federal Work-Study eligibility and present it to you in a Financial Aid Package. Your total Federal Work-Study award depends on when you apply, your level of need, and the FWS Program funding for the current academic year. During the 2022-2023 academic year, FWS students will be paid $13.00 per hour.

Are the Federal Work-Study jobs on campus or off campus?

Both. Most FWS jobs are on campus, but there is a possibility that some FWS jobs will be located in a private nonprofit organization or public agency, and the work performed would be off campus and in the public interest. For a list of available jobs go to FWS Job Postings.

How am I paid?

The amount you earn can't exceed your total Federal Work-Study award as calculated in your Financial Aid Package. FWS wages are paid two weeks in arrears on the 15th and the 30th of each month.

Is there an academic requirement for Federal Work-Study?

You may participate in FWS as long as you maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) and meet all other FWS eligibility requirements. You must be enrolled at least half-time in order to participate in the FWS program.

Federal Work-Study Forms