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Work-Study Program

Last updated on Sep 23, 2022

On-Campus Student Employment

There are two part-time on-campus student employment programs at CCA.

Federal Work-Study (FWS)

  • These funds are awarded on the basis of need to eligible undergraduate and graduate students applying for financial aid. A FWS award is a way of providing financial aid recipients priority status in securing a part-time job on campus. Students must apply for a FAFSA in order to be considered for this type of work-study program.

If you were eligible to work under the Federal Work-Study in previous academic years, you must complete the FAFSA for the current academic year in order for our office to determine if you are eligible for the Federal Work-Study.

Institutional Work-Study (IWS)

  • These funds are awarded to undergraduate and graduate students who may or may not have financial need and do not qualify for FWS funding. International and DACA/Dreamers students are potentially eligible for this type of work-study program.

Off-Campus Employment

  • Students who are unsuccessful in locating a position on campus may need to find other financial resources to cover a portion of their living expenses.
  • Those who are committed to working in order to help finance their education are encouraged to pursue off-campus as well as on-campus employment opportunities.
  • The Center for Art and Public Life oversees a limited number of off-campus employment opportunities under the Federal Work-Study Program's community service requirement.
  • Career Development may be able to assist in finding off-campus work.


Studying and Working at CCA:

  • Work-Study Job Placement

  • Student Employment Eligibility Requirements

  • How Students are Paid

  • International Students


Assisting Students in Finding Employment While Completing Their Degrees:

  • Student Eligibility to Work

  • Budgeting for Student Workers

  • Hiring Policies & Procedures

  • Important Highlights

  • How to Post a Job Online

Work-Study Forms & Resources

Frequently Requested Forms and Resources


For questions related to work-study eligibility, please contact the Financial Aid Office at

For questions regarding hiring processes, please contact HR at