Federal Work Study Program
Work Study is a federally funded program that is awarded to eligible students, when funding is available, that allows students to work part-time to earn money for their educational expenses.
The purpose of the Work Study Program at Greensboro College is to assist eligible students who want to earn money toward their college expenses. Through this program, students have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience, enhance their communication skills, learn new skills, and refine some of the skills they already have.
The Financial Aid Office determines which students are eligible for the federal work study program according to the Department of Education guidelines. Only those students who have applied for financial aid and who meet all federal guidelines may be certified for employment. Students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every year before they may be considered for the federal work study program.
If you have been awarded Federal Work Study by the Financial Aid Office, it will be listed on your Financial Aid Award Letter and you can begin by following the steps below...
How do I find a job?
- Available Positions are posted on the Work Study Job Board, on your moodle account. http://moodle.greensboro.edu. Click on General, Work Study Site for Students, and log in using your Greensboro College email login and password.
- Identify the job(s) you are interested in and/or qualified for and contact the supervisor listed to schedule an interview, at which time job requirements, skill requirements, scheduling, confidentiality, dependability, etc., are discussed.
Once I have been hired...
Paperwork: You and your supervisor will need to complete all paperwork below and turn it in to the Financial Aid office before you can begin work.
Set a Schedule: You and your supervisor will need to agree to a "supervised" schedule that will not exceed the total number of allowed hours of work for a semester. A student cannot exceed his/her Work Study award amount for each semester. Work Study students are awarded $1,400 ($700/semester) at a minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. This equals to about 193 hours a year (96.5 hours a semester) a student can work. The total award is listed on your Financial Aid Award Letter.
Timesheets: Timesheets must be completed each time you work. Completed monthly timesheets are due each month to the Financial Aid Office on the day indicated on the Pay Schedule. If a timesheet is not complete (with student and supervisor signatures, days, and hours worked, and the total hours worked at the bottom) by the day indicated, you will not be paid until the next payroll after completion of the timesheet. Please see links below for Timesheets and Pay Schedules.
For more information about employment, internships, and job search assistance, please visit Career Services.