Federal Work Study Program

Are you interested in working while you are in college? Do you need assistance with finding a job that will compliment your studies? There are many opportunities available to students looking for work while attending school. We want to assist you in locating the work opportunity that best supports your vocational and educational goals.

The Federal Work Study Program provides funds that are earned through part-time employment to assist students in financing the costs of postsecondary education. Students can work up to 20 hours per week (based on their unmet need and budget) both on-campus and off-campus.

On-campus employment can be anything from working in an office to outside grounds keeping. Student can earn $7.50 per hour in these positions, paid via direct deposit on the 15th and 30th of each month.

Off-campus employment consists of tutoring in reading and math at local elementary schools, as well as various community service positions. Students can earn $7.50 per hour in these positions, paid via direct deposit on the 15th and 30th of each month.

To be eligible for the Federal Work Study program…

  • Students must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours.
  • Students must be able to pass a criminal background check.
  • Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA.
  • Students must declare a major. (Undecided majors are not eligible.)
  • Students must meet the SAP and MTF/degree audit requirements each semester.
  • Students must have a completed financial aid (FAFSA) application on file for the current financial aid award year.
  • Students must have enough unmet need remaining on the current year to award FWS. It may be necessary to decline loans if you do not have enough unmet need.

Your total FWS award depends on:

  • When you apply
  • Your level of financial need
  • Your school's funding level
  • A supervisor's willingness to hire you

If you are interested please fill out an application at the following link: https://careers.kctcs.edu/applicant-login?jobID=10294.
Once your application is received you’ll be notified of your eligibility by email.

If you would like more info on the Federal Work Study Program, or if you are a non-profit organization that would like to partner with us to place FWS students at your location, please contact:

Whitney Sandusky, FWS Coordinator
Phone: (606) 878-4990
Fax: (606) 864-3875
Email: whitney.sandusky@kctcs.edu