Application Process

Federal Work-Study Employment Checklist

You MUST complete the following steps to attempt to gain employment with the college: 
ATTENTION: Completing these steps does not guarantee employment.

  1. Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each school year. The FAFSA may be completed online at any TCC Financial Aid Office or via the web at Find more information about Financial Aid on the TCC Financial Aid website.

  2. Students must indicate on the FAFSA that they are interested in Federal Work Study (FWS) to be initially packaged for the award.  Students wishing to add FWS awards should complete the Federal Work Study Request/Change form and turn in to any campus Financial Aid Office.

  3. Qualify for Federal Work Study funds based on financial need.

  4. Maintain attendance for the academic period.

  5. Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress in the enrolled degree program.

  6. View the Federal Work-Study positions.

  7. Apply for a Work-Study position

  8. If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted by the hiring supervisor. 

  9. Once you have been hired, you must go to the TCC Department of Human Resources (HR) within the first three (3) days of employment to complete the necessary paperwork.  Please note that your paycheck will be delayed until all paperwork has been completed.

  10. Students must complete ALL previous steps to be eligible for continued employment in the FWS program.

  11. Student must work with their supervisor to monitor FWS earnings to keep from exceeding his/her FWS award.

  12. Student is responsible for informing Financial Aid of any change in enrollment status. Additional awards, such as scholarships, may reduce or eliminate FWS eligibility. 

  13. Students may work through semester breaks with the approval of their supervisor, as long as they have enough eligibility.

  14. FWS students may be paid up to their award eligibility amounts.  Once the student reaches maximum eligibility amounts, employment will cease.  Supervisors will be notified by HR when the student is close to reaching limits.  

  15. Review the Federal Work-Study Student Employee Handbook for policies, procedures and guidelines of the Federal Work-Study program. For assistance with the FWS employment application process including resume writing and interviewing strategies, please contact Career Services.

  16. Questions about Federal Work Study should be directed to a campus Financial Aid Office.