Federal Work Study Program

The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program provides part-time jobs for students with financial need to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and employment opportunities related to your course of study. FWS jobs are available on campus, local elementary schools, and nonprofit organizations. Money from FWS is earned, so it does not have to be repaid. Students receive a paycheck like any other job.

A student is awarded FWS eligibility like other forms of financial aid. Students are required to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine financial need. Students with financial need who indicate interest in FWS on the Student Information Form will receive a financial aid offer including FWS eligibility. A new FAFSA is required each academic year that you choose to work in a FWS job. You can find a list of FWS jobs on SLCC’s website.

Students with financial need may be awarded FWS eligibility up to $6,000 for the academic year. That is the maximum amount you can earn through the Federal Work-Study program during that academic year. For those who have earned their maximum amount listed on the financial aid offer, you have three options. Employers have the option of either reaching out to the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships to determine whether the student has additional eligibility, hire you as an hourly employee, or terminate the position.

Paychecks are distributed twice a month. See the Payroll website for additional information related to paycheck timing and process.

Steps to Apply for Federal Work-Study

Students interested in the Federal Work-Study program must indicate interest on this form. To do this:

  • Click on the MySLCC link and log in to your account
  • Click on “TUITION & FINANCIAL AID” tab at top of page
  • Click on “Verification Items” under “Financial Aid Requirements” in navy blue bar
    • Check that correct aid year is selected in drop down menu
  • Opens up to the required financial aid forms you need to fill out and submit (including the Student Information Form which must include interest in Federal Work-Study)

Employee Records Onboarding Checklist

Checklist items based on if you are full-time, part-time,rehire, internal hire, or student.

ONBOARDING FORMS

New Hire (Full-Time or Part-Time)

  1. I-9 (should be completed before/on your First Day)
  2. Direct Deposit Authorization Form
    You are required to upload a Bank Provided Document into this form, either one:
    • Voided Check
    • Direct Deposit letter from your bank
    • Direct Deposit form generated from your bank's website
  3. Social Security Card Request (for Payroll purposes)
  4. W-4
  5. Employee Information Sheet
  6. Conditions of Employment
  7. Ethical Duties Form
  8. SLCC Things You Need to Know
  9. Supervisor Meeting with New Employee Form (Employee Best Practices)
  10. Parking
  11. OneCard Form
  12. Variable Hour Employee Notice (for Part-Time Employees)

Rehire and Internal Hire

  1. SLCC Things You Need to Know
  2. Supervisor Meeting with New Employee Form
  3. Ethical Duties Form
  4. Employee Information Sheet

Student Employee

  1. I-9
  2. Direct Deposit Authorization Form
  3. Social Security Card Request
  4. W-4
  5. Employee Information Sheet
  6. Conditions of Employment
  7. Ethical Duties Form
  8. SLCC Things You Need to Know
  9. Supervisor Meeting with New Employee Form
  10. Variable Hour Employee Notice