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Work-Study Information

Work-Study Program

Work-study provides a funding source for CCD students who need to work part time to support their educational expenses and is an excellent opportunity to gain relevant work experience in your field of study.  As a work-study student employee, you earn biweekly paychecks to assist with living and educational expenses throughout the semester.  Funding comes from both federal and state aid sources.  To be eligible for work-study positions, you must be a current CCD student who has been awarded work-study funds. Below is additional information on the work-study program or you may view & apply for open work-study positions here.

Work-Study Eligibility Criteria

Need Based

  • Complete the online FAFSA for the current academic year. For summer awards, complete the FAFSA for the current academic year and the FAFSA for the upcoming academic year.
  • CCD financial aid file must be complete for the current academic year.
  • Be enrolled in at least six credits.
  • Be in good academic standing. You cannot be Ineligible for Aid per Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements.
  • Have an unmet need of at least $3,000 for the academic year.
  • Upon being hired, pass a background check and complete all new hire paperwork.

Colorado No-Need Work-Study

  • Complete the online FAFSA for the current academic year. For summer awards, complete the FAFSA for the current academic year and the FAFSA for the upcoming academic year
  • CCD financial aid file must be complete for the current academic year.
  • Be enrolled in at least six credits.
  • Be in good academic standing. You cannot be Ineligible for Aid per Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements.
  • Have an unmet need of at least $3,000 for the academic year.
  • You must be a Colorado resident.
  • Colorado no-need work-study cannot be used for off-campus employment.
  • Upon being hired, pass a background check and complete all new hire paperwork.

Types of Jobs

On-Campus and Off-Campus Jobs

On-Campus - Jobs are available for most departments around campus. Employment opportunities are competitive, email a cover letter/resume to hiring supervisors once positions become available.

Off-Campus - Limited positions are available through non-CCD organizations. These organizations are approved and authorized through the work-study manager. Off-Campus sites are established in April or May before the new academic year. There are several steps for an organization to become an off-campus site: complete an employer information form, sign an agreement, supervisor training, and site visit.

Summer Work-Study/Pay/Notes

Summer Work-Study

Summer work-study awards are made in late April. You must have submitted next year’s FAFSA, completed next year's financial aid file and be enrolled in at least 6 credits for the Summer and the following Fall semester in order to be considered for Summer work-study.

Getting Paid

The hourly pay ranges from $10.25 to $10.75 per hour. Work-study student employees are paid every two weeks through direct deposit. Signed time sheets are required before payment is processed and a checking account is required.

The maximum award for an academic year (fall/spring) is $8,500. This may vary based on government allocation and your own available unmet need (as determined by your FAFSA).  You are not guaranteed to earn your entire award.  You are limited to working no more than 20 hours per week, this includes spring break.

Important Notes

  • When hired for a work-study position, employment starts when Human Resources finalizes the new hire paperwork and an email is sent to the hiring supervisor. At this point the background check has been cleared.
  • Students receiving work-study are required to adhere to CCD Employee Policies and the Work-Study Student Employee Handbook.

For more information about work-study and financial aid, please visit CCD's Financial Aid website.