Federal Work-Study provides part-time jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to the student’s course of study. Students participating in the Federal Work Study Program are paid minimum wage and can work up to 20 hours per week. The student is not guaranteed a set number of hours per week.
In order to qualify for the Federal Work Study Program the student must:
- be enrolled half-time (or greater) at the College (half-time is 6cr for fall/spring and 3cr for summer),
- be enrolled in an eligible degree or certificate program,
- be in good academic standing; and
- must have eligibility (financial need) as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
The work-study program is a federally funded grant program that provides students the opportunity to gain real work experience. Some of the benefits of participating in the Federal Work Study program are:
- Work hours around your school schedule
- Earn money to use for outside expenses
- Work study jobs are great for future resumes
- Work study money does not count as income on the following year’s FAFSA application
IMPORTANT: You must apply for each position individually. Supervisors will only see your application if you apply to their position. Once you have created a log-in, the system will remember your information so applying for another position is easy. Once you log in, simply select the next position you wish to apply for, in the drop-down box choose Check for Errors and Submit, and click Go. Review the summary page to ensure it is up to date and check for any additional information required (areas with missing information will have a red X) then Certify and Submit.
Sauk Valley Community College offers Free Career Services including assistance with
- Resume Writing & Reviewing your resume
- Cover Letters & Follow-up Letter Writing
- Assisting with Interview Techniques
- Soft Skills Enhancement
- Job Applications & Essentials
- Job Posts & Announcements
- Job Search: Resources for Job Possibilities
- Marketing your skills to potential employers