Federal Work Study Placement Process


About Federal Work Study

Work-study positions are hourly-wage jobs in which a student works for a department on campus according to a mutually agreed-upon schedule and is paid monthly for the hours worked. Work-study is not a grant and will not be automatically applied toward tuition/fees. The offer simply allows a student to participate in the program and sets a limit as to the amount of income a student can earn during the academic year. It is the responsibility of the student to work enough hours to reach the earnings limit and to budget the money wisely throughout the year to meet necessary college costs.

The College does not place students in jobs, nor can we guarantee a job, but the Career Services Coordinator and the Work-Study Coordinator act as a referral center for positions. The responsibility to get hired rests solely with the student. However, our offices will do whatever possible to assist a student's job search.

To be eligible to earn work-study, you must be offered and accept the funding as part of your Financial Aid package.


Student Steps to Complete the Work-Study Placement Process

  • Create an account on the Employment Opportunities page at https://jobs.cocc.edu to search for jobs.
  • Find a job of interest and follow the application instructions.
  • Complete an online application and upload a copy of your Financial Aid Award Summary. You may upload a resume, cover letter, and letters of recommendation but they will not be required.

It is that easy!  If you have questions regarding the Federal Work-Study Program, please contact Marina Middleton by email: mmiddleton3@cocc.edu or phone: 541-383-7263