Work Study Programs

Eastern Arizona College currently administers the following student employment programs:
  • Federal Work Study 
  • Institutional Work Study 

Federal Work-Study (FWS) is a federally funded employment program available to students who have displayed financial need as calculated by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). Institutional Work-Study (IWS) is and institutionally funded employment program available to enrolled students who are looking to offset the costs of their education.  For additional FWS information visit FAFSA®


These positions are treated as any other job, but have some slight differences:

  • Supervisors schedule work hours around your class schedule
  • We offer on-campus and community off-campus positions
  • Most positions do not require specific skills; this is a great opportunity to learn new abilities
  • Work study job experience provides usable job knowledge and creates beneficial work habits
  • Each position earns Arizona’s minimum hourly wage

 


Available Positions                         Application                         Guidelines 

 

Work Study Steps to Apply

    • Make sure your FAFSA application is complete (for the term you are applying)
    • Enroll in eligible courses for the current/upcoming semester (classes must apply towards a degree or certificate program)
    • Contact the Work Study Coordinator or Financial Aid Office and Veteran Services to verify your eligibility
    • View the Available Positions
    • Apply directly with the listed Supervisor by turning in the work-study application directly to them
    • If interviewed and hired, return a copy of your application to the Work Study Coordinator
    • Once you receive your award letter, follow instructions on completing a payroll packet with the Human Resources Department
    • All documents must be completed prior to beginning work

Additional Information

  • Work Study Positions begin and end with each semester (Summer unavailable)
  • Arrange your work schedule directly with your supervisor and turn in hours each pay period
  • Most work-study employees average of 6 to 9 hours each week and earn Arizona’s current minimum wage  
  • Students are responsible to enter time worked on their time portal and are paid bi-weekly through direct deposit

 

Federal Work Study (FWS) Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for FWS you must:

    • Have completed FAFSA® application and submitted to EAC as the host school
    • Have a high school diploma, its recognized equivalent (GED) or completed home schooling
    • Have unmet financial need based on your SAI (Student Aid Index)
    • Have a declared major or certificate
    • Be enrolled in 6 or more eligible credit hours throughout each semester
    • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress

Institutional Work Study (IWS) Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for IWS you must:

    • Have completed FAFSA® application and submitted to EAC as the host school
    • Have a high school diploma, its recognized equivalent (GED) or completed home schooling
    • Have a declared major or certificate
    • Be enrolled in 6 or more credit hours throughout the semester