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What is work study?

* Work study is a financial aid program that pays a student for working. Work study may be awarded to a student when their financial aid file is complete and indicated an interest on the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The work study award will be on the student's Official Award letter. The Official Award letter may be viewed at Student E-Services and a paper one is also mailed to student.

* Work study funding may be from the federal or state government.

* A work contract is required. The work contract will require copies of identification such as a driver's license and social security card.

* Timesheets need to be completed by the work study student and supervisor, and then submitted electronically every two weeks.

* Currently at CLC the work study wage per hour is $8.50. The wage per hour has to meet the state requirements for minimum wage.

* The number of hours per week that can be worked is predetermined by the financial aid office.

* Some work study positions may be located on the college campuses or an area elementary school.

How does a student find a job and start working?

* When an Official Award letter is received check to see if Work Study is one of the awards. This award is an estimate and it is not a guarantee you will find a job or be able to earn the whole amount.

* The Work Study positions list (below) for fall semester is usually available online approximately two weeks prior to the start of the academic year.

* Review the job list and contact the supervisor listed for the job you are interested in.

* After you have found a job, you will need to complete the student section of the work study contract through the link on your award letter.  You will need to provide your supervisor's email address and electronically sign and submit the contract.  Your supervisor will then complete his/her section of the contract and submit it to the Financial Aid Office for processing.  If you have not previously worked at CLC you will also need to complete an I-9, W-4(links to these forms are given below) and provide ID documents before you can begin working.  These documents should be submitted at the Student Services window.

* Within 7 to 10 days your supervisor will be notified that your work study paperwork is complete and you are authorized to start working. You may then begin working. Do not start working until your supervisor has received this authorization. 

*Your timesheet will be in an electronic format.  You need to submit your timesheet every two weeks to receive a paycheck. Please complete and submit your timesheet correctly. Your supervisor will be able to tell when your timesheet is available and you are authorized to begin working. 

* You may choose to have your paycheck directly deposited (recommended) into your checking or savings account, mailed to your local address or put on your "My CLC Plus" card. The process is set up through your "My CLC Plus" card from Higher One.  If you have questions on setting up your card, please check at the Student Services window for assistance.

Work study job lists:

* Work study positions for both campuses

Work study forms for completion: 

* 2013 Work Study employment forms I9 and W-4:
   2013 I9   
   2014 W-4        




Last Updated: 2/13/14