Federal Workstudy Program


The Federal Workstudy program offers on-campus part-time employment to qualified students. The program is need based, and is a type of "self-help" financial aid that must be earned through work.  The average annual award is $4000; however, the award amount will vary based on the student's financial need.

Federal Workstudy Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the Federal Workstudy program, a student must:

  • Submit the Free Application for Federal Student (FAFSA);
  • Be a US citizen or eligible non-citizen;
  • Have a valid Social Security number;
  • Have unmet financial need;
  • Meet the Academic Standards with a cumulative 2.00 GPA and satisfactory unit progress;
  • Be enrolled at least half-time status at College of the Canyons (6 units or more);
  • Have an Award Notification Letter indicating FWS funds for the current academic year.

Federal Workstudy Deadline

Federal Workstudy funds are awarded to students on-going on a first-come, first-serve basis, and are restricted by available federal funding limits.  Funds are limited, apply early!

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