To the editor:
Students and offices across campus should be reminded that the Federal Work Study program enables student hiring to help with a growing workload from a large student population and evolving initiatives to provide quality services to students.
Wages for the Work Study program are paid by the federal government. The starting wage is $8 an hour and students may work up to 20 hours a week.
Students who have been awarded Work Study for the current year should consider seeking a position on campus.
The Financial Aid Office also has some openings for tutoring and other positions in local school districts and non-profit community based agencies.
Any student interested in a Work Study position should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) and indicate you are interested in Work Study.
If you are not awarded Work Study, visit the Financial Aid Office to let us know.
You are also encouraged to review our Federal Work Study Fact Sheet on the Financial Aid Office webpage at http://www.occc.edu/FinancialAid/pdf/WorkStudyFactSheet.pdf
—Harold L. Case
Student Financial Support Services Dean