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Work Study

Federal Work Study funds for the full school year generally will begin to be awarded in July.

Federal Work Study (FWS) allows students the opportunity to earn part of their Financial Aid by working in assigned jobs, both on and off campus.

Awarding of FWS funds is extremely limited due to the small amount of funds received each year. In General, FWS awards can range up to $5,000 per school year. Students must be in Good Standing based on the Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress policies to be considered for FWS.

Eligibility is determined based on the following priority criteria:

  • FAFSA application date (Must be filed no later than April 15th for any coming school year, for example: 4/15/16 for the 16/17 academic year, April 15, 2017 for the 17/18, etc.)
  • File complete date
  • Greatest financial need

If awarded, students must visit the Financial Aid Office at SD Mesa College to accept the award and collect an employment packet, including a Live Scan Fingerprint scan, TB test and series of employment forms.  Awards must be accepted no later than September 09, 2016.  If not accepted by 9/09/2016, the award will be cancelled and passed on to an eligible student on the waiting list (See section Waiting List).  Returning students (a student who had worked the previous academic year) will be given priority re-hire if eligible. 

Once the initial steps are all complete, the Work Study Coordinator will schedule a meeting to verify the student eligibility, review all documentation and provide a referral to interview at the desired department or employment location. Note: Students with convictions may be ineligible to work depending on the type and number of convictions.

During the initial placement interview the Work Study Coordinator will match the student with an appropriate department based on the student's skills, course of study, and prior experience as well as department need, availability, an equitable distribution of workers throughout the program and ultimately the student's desired location (if available). A referral is made and the student will meet with the area supervisor for an interview. If accepted, the student worker will establish a schedule with the supervisor.  A start date will be scheduled once the employment packet has successfully been routed and the student's  payroll established.

Waiting LIST

Students who are interested in a Work Study position and were not awarded, please check in with the Financial Aid office front dest to check on your eligibility to be on the waiting list.  Those students who have filed their FAFSA by the posted deadline for Work Study (as described above) and were not awarded may still be able to receive an award, and will be given priority in a first-come, first-served basis, provided aid eligibility was successfully determined and the student has remaining unmet need.  The Financial Aid office generally begins offering Work Study opportunities to those eligible students on the waiting list by October, after available funds are assessed.  


When does a Federal Work Study student get paid?

Payroll for the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) happens monthly. A timecard and timesheet are sent directly to the supervisor. As work is completed each month, the timecard(s) will be processed by the payroll services department and a check mailed to the worker on the 10th of the following month. Direct deposit is available and encouraged.

How long can a Federal Work Study student work?

Generally, FWS is offered for the full school year (9 months). In order to be placed in the program the FWS student must maintain at least half-time enrollment during the entire period. Once the amount allocated in the student's financial aid package is earned or the period of enrollment is completed, the job ends. If a student withdraws from all of his/her classes, the student's eligibility for FWS ends. FWS is a job, and in every way is treated as such. The student worker can be fired from a job and removed from the program

 
Students are paid a salary that is at least equal to the current minimum wage, but all current Federal Work Study jobs currently pay more than the minimum wage. Federal Work Study is different from the other financial aid programs in that a student is allocated a certain amount of money to earn. As work on the job is completed, a monthly time card is submitted for the hours worked just as at a regular job. Once a month, the student receives a paycheck for the hours worked for the previous month.

Potential Jobs Available for Eligible SD MESA COLLEGE Work Study student workers

Student Aide I & II, Peer Counselor, Reader/Grader, Tutor I & II,
Administrative Aide

CURRENT HOURLY RATES:  $11.50 - $11.71

Below is a list of places/departments at San Diego Mesa College that currently have or have had in the past positions available for San Diego Mesa College Financial Aid Work Study employees.

AMERICA READS - Lafayette Elementary

Tutor II

Animal Health Technology

Student Aide

Architecture Program

Student Aide

Art Department & Gallery

Student Aide

Athletics
(various locations including Fitness Center)

Student Aide

Biology (various sections)

Student Aide

Black Studies

Student Aide

Bookstore (not currently available)

Student Aide

Business Services – Campus (not currently available)

Student Aide

Chemistry

Student Aide

Chicano Studies

Student Aide

Child Development Center

Student Aide & Tutor II

College Police (not currently available)

Student Aide

Communications

Student Aide

Dental Assisting Program

Student Aide

Drama Department

Student Aide

DSPS

Student Aide

English (various sections)

Student Aide

EOPS (not currently available)

Student Aide

Fashion Program

Student Aide

Fine Art/LRC

Student Aide

Honors Program (not currently available)

Student Aide

Humanities & Languages

Student Aide

Interior Design Program

Student Aide

International Education

Student Aide

Languages Program

Student Aide

Library

Student Aide

Math Department

Reader/Grader

Microbiology

Student Aide

Music Department

Student Aide

Proyecto Exito

Student Aide

Puente Program

Student Aide

Reprographics, Mail & College Tech Services

Student Aide

SEEDS Program

Student Aide

STAR / TRIO

Student Aide & Tutor

Student Affairs

Student Aide

Student Health Center

Student Aide & Peer Counselor

the Stand

Student Aide

Transfer / Evaluations / Career Center(s)

Student Aide

Tutoring & Computing Center MT2C

Student Aide & Tutor

Direct links to SDCCD Employment Applications.

This is a list of direct links to online applications for Federal Work Study student positions.  

FWS – W1001 ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT https://www.sdccdjobs.com/postings/8260

FWS – W1004 PEER COUNSELOR https://www.sdccdjobs.com/postings/8284

FWS – W1005 READER ASSISTANT https://www.sdccdjobs.com/postings/5449

FWS – W1007 STUDENT AIDE I https://www.sdccdjobs.com/postings/7746
            W1008 STUDENT AIDE II https://www.sdccdjobs.com/postings/7747  

FWS – W1009 TUTOR I https://www.sdccdjobs.com/postings/8274

FWS – W1010 TUTOR II (AMERICA READS) https://www.sdccdjobs.com/postings/5992

 

This page was last updated on AUGUST 2017 ~sd