Student Employment / Work Study

NCCC students have the ability to work to earn money to help cover education expenses and gain valuable professional experience.  Funding is limited and awarded on a first-come first-serve basis.  

Federal Work Study (FWS)

Federal work study is a financial aid program that provides part-time for jobs for students who demonstrate financial need.  In order to be eligible, students must file the FAFSA and complete all necessary paperwork required.


  • A student may be determined eligible for Federal Work-Study only after meeting all of the following criteria:
  • A student must demonstrate financial need, as determined by a uniform need analysis evaluation. Students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident of the US or a Trust Territory.
  • Must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a matriculated student on at least a half time basis.
  • Must be maintaining satisfactory progress toward a degree, be in good academic standing, and attending classes on a regular basis

When and How to Apply

  • Indicate you are interested in being considered for work-study on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by answering “yes” to question #31.
  • Work study is awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Applications filed prior to May 1st are given fist consideration.  Students who filed their financial aid applications late and are interested in work-study may be placed on a waiting list.  Students on the waiting list will be awarded as funds become available.  
  • You will receive a financial aid offer from NCCC listing the work-study funding amount.  

More Details

  • Students who are eligible for federal work-study will be sent an email with directions on how to locate available jobs.  They will then contact supervisors to set up a job interview.
  • Once the student has been hired, they will then contact their supervisor and, discuss job responsibilities, make a schedule and receive their Student Employment Contract.  
  • Student employees are recommended not to work more than eight hours a day and no more than 20 hours per week.

Student Employment Guide