Federal Work Study (FWS) Program


The Federal Work-Study Program at Central Carolina Technical College provides on and off-campus work opportunities for qualified students.


The Federal Work Study (FWS) Program:

  • Is for students who demonstrate financial need through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA.) Students must be enrolled in 6 or more hours and have a current FAFSA on file.
  • Is for students who are within the Federal Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) guidelines, with standards being:
    • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
    • Maintain a cumulative completion rate of 67% or higher
    • Student must complete degree/certificate/diploma within 150% of the published length of their program of study. Ex: a student enrolled in a 60 credit hour program is eligible until 90 credit hours are attempted (60 x 1.5 = 90.)
  • Has jobs that are located off-campus in non-profit community services agencies or elementary and middle schools.
  • Positions will pay between federal minimum wage and $8.50/hr.
  • Students’ total award amounts will vary and work hours will depend on unmet financial need (based on student’s Financial Aid need budget) and availability of funds. Funding for the Federal Work Study Program is limited.
  • Will make every effort to place students in a department or area that will enhance individual learning and provide invaluable on-the-job experience.


New Hire Packets

  • Once you have been hired for a position you will need to complete the new hire packet. You can pick up the new hire packet by going to Building M300 (Student Services) and asking for the packet at the front desk. You will also be enrolled in a D2L course that you will need to pass with an 80% or higher score.
  • After completing the documents in the new hire packet, you will meet with Brittany Gadson to complete a contract and be entered into the system. Your supervisor must sign the contract before work can begin.
  • The new hire packet must be completed and submitted to the Human Resources Office one full day prior to beginning work.


How to Get Paid 

  • Complete time sheet and submit it to your supervisor for submission to the payroll office on or by the turn-in date.
  • Timesheet must reflect actual dates, times and hours worked. Fraudulent timesheets or other payroll documents are subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination and prosecution as applicable by law.
  • Incomplete or late timesheets will not be processed until the following payroll.
  • Timesheets for off-campus community service students have the same rules as above, AND student must submit the sign in/sign out sheet signed by an on-site supervisor.
  • ALL payroll checks will be direct deposited in student’s checking or savings account or to their personal Higher One campus card.
  • FWS student employees are paid on the 15th of the following month (February 15th for work completed in January).



  • To help prepare for your interview, we encourage you to visit the Career Services Center located on Main Campus in Building M100, Room M101.


Federal Work Study Checklist can be found here.