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