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Eligibility and Programs

Students must be eligible to work in the United States, be currently enrolled in a minimum of 6 units and must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher before they can be considered for on-campus positions; the exception is the summer session students must be currently enrolled in one unit. Each department determines the number of hours that students may work each week up to a maximum of 20 hours. FWS students may work a maximum of 20 hours per week (as needed) until they have earned their total Work Study Award. There are some limited tutoring positions off campus at pre-approved sites.

District/Special Project Funds
Positions are filled by students looking for part-time work, received a Federal Work Study award and/or have been sent to the On-Campus Job Placement Office to be hired to work at a specific pre-approved work assignment.

Federal Work Study Program
The Federal Work Study Program (FWS) is a federally funded program that gives students the opportunity to work on-campus. FWS requires the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Students must meet specific eligibility requirements.  Due to limited funds, FWS is awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. See Hiring Process.  The On-Campus Job Placement office will make every effort to match students to positions that are closely related to their majors, skills, interests and available hours. You will be given a Referral Form and supervisor contact information to schedule an interview appointment. Refer to Interviewing section.
FWS award is NOT a guarantee of employment.  

    • To work under the Federal Work Study (FWS) program, students must meet the following requirements:
      • Receive a FWS award from the Financial Aid Office.
      • Schedule an appointment with the Job Placement Coordinator; refer to the hiring process information.
      • Stay actively enrolled in six or more units each semester. Exception: must be actively enrolled in one unit for summer session.
      • Maintain Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Policy

CalWorks Program
The California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKS) program is designed to assist families as they become financially self-sufficient.  The Student Placement Program provides campus employment for eligible participants with the short-term goal of preparing them to move into unsubsidized employment, and the long-term goal of taking active control of their own lives and managing their work careers.