Federal Work Study is available to eligible Union County College students, who wish to help meet their college costs through employment. Federal Work Study jobs are located on campus as well as off campus at various approved community service sites.
Federal Work Study students will receive a paycheck for hours worked, the funds will not be applied to tuition.
To be eligible to receive Federal Work Study a student must:
- Apply for financial aid at www.fafsa.ed.gov
- Submit required documents for file completion
- Demonstrate additional unmet need after all grants and scholarships have been considered
- Be matriculating in an eligible degree or certificate program
- Be making satisfactory academic progress
- Complete the FWS Request Form and submit it to the financial aid office
To view a list of available jobs, click on the FWS Job Opportunities on the left.
If you find a position that you are interested in and you have completed the financial aid process, please follow the instructions on the website. Complete the necessary forms and bring them with you to your job interview. If you secure the job, the supervisor will complete their section of the appropriate form. You may not begin working until all paperwork has been completed and approved.
The Federal Work Study award amount that appears on your Financial Aid Award Letter is an estimated total of your earning eligibility. This amount represents the maximum limit of FWS wages you may earn for that academic year. The award is not a guarantee of wages to be earned; you will only be paid for the actual hours you have worked.
While classes are in session students may work up to 20 hours/week. You must be enrolled as a UNION COUNTY COLLEGE student while you are employed. You must terminate your employment if you cease to be an enrolled student.
For more information, please contact Teri Boyle, Financial Aid Counselor at (908) 709-7494 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org