Federal Work Study is need-based student employment funded by the federal government. Students must be enrolled at Cañada each semester in which they plan to work (though summer employment may be acceptable for non-enrolled students as long as they intend to enroll in the following fall term). Students are limited to 20 hours of work per week while school is in session. Students who file the FAFSA by March 2, each year and indicate they are interested in a Federal Work Study job are given first priority. An Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of 6,000 or less and a completed financial aid file are required for FWS placement.
Students who work in FWS positions are paid for the previous month’s work on the 15th of the following month. Hourly wages range from $9.00 to $14.75 per hour depending upon the specific skills and abilities required for each job. The total you may earn depends on the amount of your award. Generally, FWS awards range from $3,000 - $5,000 per year and are dependent upon remaining unmet need in your overall Cost of Attendance and the number of hours you are able to work. Students may have the option of working off campus as reading or math tutors or other community service opportunities.
Annual Award: $1,000 - $5,000
** Priority application date: March 2, for the next award year