Federal Work Study

What is Federal Work-Study?

Federal Work-Study is a federally funded program that enables students to earn money for college costs through part-time, academic or career oriented employment while providing essential services to the college and the community. The Federal Work-Study program allows students with financial need to help meet their educational expenses without incurring a lot of debt and is intended to provide worthwhile job opportunities for qualified students. In addition, a student's income earned from your Work-Study job will not be included in calculating your student contribution which may improve the amount and types of aid you are considered for when filing a financial aid application in future periods.

Benefits of Student Employment

Studies show that compared to students who do not work, students who work a modest number of hours per week will, on average:

  • have higher grade point averages
  • graduate at a faster rate
  • be less likely to drop out
  • have more job skills to include on their resumes

The Federal Work-Study Program provides the additional benefits of:

  • Working students become better organized and manage their time better.
  • Employment exposes students to more mentor-type relationships and increases interaction with "real world" people.
  • Become involved in the campus community both as a professional and as a student.
  • Motivation to maintain the necessary academic standings to continue to work.

Getting Work Study at EVC

Unfortunately, there is a limited number of work study positions available at EVC. We have a lot of interested students, but not enough funding to allow every student to participate in the program. Early financial aid applicants, who mark that they are interested in work study on their FAFSA, will receive priority in the work study selection process. There is a short window period of when Federal Work Study applications can be submitted. Students will be contacted by e-mail if they are selected to apply.

Types of Federal Work-Study Jobs at EVC

  • Department Helpers
  • Instructor Helpers
  • Campus Store
  • Translators
  • Tutors
  • Laboratory Helpers
  • Student Ambassadors

​Federal Work-Study Orientation

If you are selected for the Federal Work-Study program you are required to view the orientation below. 


Non Federal Work-Study Job Search

Because the Federal Work-Study program at EVC is very limited, we encourage to seek non Work-Study employment.  You can search for jobs at www.Indeed.com.

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