Students at Phoenix College

Federal Work Study

The Federal Work-Study Program is a need-based financial aid program that is available to students who demonstrate financial need as determined by FAFSA results. If qualified, you must seek employment on campus and be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credit hours in a semester. Funds are limited and are available on a first come first served basis...

Policies

  • You must seek employment and secure a job on campus. Contact Career Services for assistance locating a job.

     

    Check the online FWS Job Postings Here .

     

  • Students who on are Maximum Timeframe are now eligible for FWS based on their need/eligibility.
  • You must be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credits hours in a semester to receive Federal Work-Study. 
  • Federal Work-Study earning should be monitored by both the employing department and the student to ensure that earnings do not exceed the work-study allocation.
  • You may work up to twenty (20) hours per week.
  • Effective Spring 2018, Pay Rate is $10.50 per hour.
  • Your paychecks are processed bi-weekly and funds earned may be used to pay your educational expenses.
  • Funds and employment positions are limited and are available on a first come first served basis.

Student Procedures

  1. Complete a Phoenix College FWS Request Form and submit it to the Financial Aid Office. The form is available at the Financial Aid Office.
  2. The Financial Aid Office will award you Federal Work-Study and inform you of your eligibility via your message center.
  3. If you are eligible for Federal Work-Study and you are NEW to the Federal Work-Study program, please visit the Career Services to review the current work-study job openings on campus.
    1. You will complete a first-time orientation at the Career Services
    2. The Career Services will provide you the contact information for the department in which you are interested in working. The department will interview you.
  4. Your supervisor will notify you when you can begin working.

Supervisor-FWS Hiring Process

  1. Complete the FWS Information Request Form. It may take 2-3 days for Financial Aid to provide you the student's Federal Work Study eligibility. On the email I will provide to you the award amount for the term you are going to hire the student, pay rate, start/ends dates, and CFS codes. 
  2. The student should not begin working until the hiring process is complete.
  3. You the supervisor will be responsible for informing the student when they can begin work.

The Federal Work-Study Program is a need-based financial aid program that is available to students who demonstrate financial need as determined by FAFSA results. If qualified, you must seek employment on campus and be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credit hours in a semester. Funds are limited and are available on a first come first served basis. 

You can check the status of your award by logging into your Student Center at My.maricopa.edu. NOTE:  You must complete a FASFA. This is a need based award.

If you are eligible for Federal Work Study, contact Career Services for assistance locating a job or check the online FWS Job Postings Here.

https://apps.pc.maricopa.edu/career-services/jobs/jobliststud.php

You may work up to twenty (20) hours per week.  NOTE: Federal Work-Study earning should be monitored by both the employing department and the student to ensure that earnings do not exceed the work-study allocation. Student employees will need to log into the online HRMS to track their hours.

You will earn the minimum hourly wage. Your paychecks are processed bi-weekly and funds earned may be used to pay your educational expenses.

After you have secured employment, your supervisor will give you further hiring instructions and provide you with the exact date you may begin working under the FWS Program.  NOTE:  New students must complete a New Hire Packet at Employee Services and receive an Employee ID Number before the Financial Aid Office can initiate the job hire process in HRMS. This must be initiated by the supervisor..

Complete the FWS Information Request Form. It may take 2-3 days for Financial Aid to provide you the student's Federal Work Study eligibility. On the email I will provide to you the award amount for the term you are going to hire the student, pay rate, start/ends dates, and CFS codes. 

The student should not begin working until the hiring process is complete.

You the supervisor will be responsible for informing the student when they can begin work.

Check the BALANCE of a FWS Contract

 

You may check the balance of a student’s FWS contract by following these steps:

 

1.   Click MCCD Custom

2.   Click MCCD Payroll

3.   Click Use

4.    Click Job Hire Documents

5.     Enter the student’s Employee ID Number in the EMPLID:field and click Search (this will pull all Job Hire Documents for student).

6.   Click on the Work-study Job Hire Document that shows an “Active” status in the Job Status column.

7.   Under the Current Work-Study Awards section it will show the current work-study balance below where it says Balance Warning.

           

Note: If there is more than one balance listed under the Balance column, verify the start and end dates (on the left) to determine the proper award period you are seeking.