Financial Aid

Federal Work-Study

Federal Work-Study (FWS) is a need-based work program designed to assist students in meeting their financial obligations while attending school. As eligibility for these positions is dependent upon "need," students must complete the financial aid process before eligibility for FWS can be determined. If you have not yet applied for Federal Financial Aid, you may apply on-line at FAFSA website.

If you have been awarded Federal Financial Aid (see your Student Center) and are interested in Federal Work Study, open positions are listed on the following website: http://jobs.estrellamountain.edu/

As a Federal Work-Study employee, you are limited to earn the amount of your FWS award and must maintain minimum enrollment of at least six credits per semester at EMCC. A FWS award is NOT disbursed in a lump sum, but through bi-weekly paychecks for hours actually worked. There is no guarantee that you will earn the full amount of your FWS award.

Once you reach your earning limitation, there is no guarantee for a continued employment. Federal Work-Study employees should communicate with their supervisor regarding FWS balance and employment status.