Like its name implies, federal work-study pays you to work part time at GOCC or off campus while you attend school. It pays minimum wage, and you can work up to 20 hours per week. The amount of your actual work-study award depends on your financial need and the available funding.
To be considered for work-study, you must:
- Have a current on file, along with any required follow-up paperwork
- Have financial need
- Be enrolled in at least six credit hours
- Meet GOCC Satisfactory Academic Progress standard
- Meet all federal financial aid eligibility requirements
If you are interested in work-study contact the GOCC Financial Aid Office at 269-294-4260 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Financial Aid office will let you know if you qualify for federal work-study and if funds are available. The next step will be to learn what jobs are available by looking below and by reading the posted positions on the GOCC Concourse.
If you are hired following an interview with the supervisor, you will be required to complete necessary paperwork before starting your work study position. You will receive a paycheck every two weeks.
If you’re awarded federal work-study, you can earn up to the awarded amount. Once you do, you’re no longer eligible to work.
America Reads Tutoring Program
The America Reads Program was developed in response to a challenge from the President of the United States to college students across the country to improve literacy skills of children in our elementary schools. Tutors receive training, and then work in area schools. Positions are limited and the number of hours a week that a student can work varies. Students may earn up to their maximum financial need. To apply for America Reads, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and contact the America Reads Coordinator, Leanne Barnell at 269-294-4338.