The Federal Work-Study (FWS) program provides those students with (federal) or without (institutional) financial need part-time work in order to earn money to help pay educational expenses. The amount of Work-Study award depends on the student's financial need (federal) and the availability of funds at Irvine Valley College. Pay rates may vary but will not be less than the current minimum wage.
Applying for Work-Study Jobs
When applying for a Work-Study job at Irvine Valley College, be sure to follow these steps:
- Complete the FAFSA application and submit any supporting documentation to determine your eligibility for Work-Study. Students must be enrolled in at least 6 units and be meeting academic progress requirements.
- Contact the Financial Aid Office for a link to sign up for the program wait list and be reviewed by the Work-Study Coordinator to confirm eligibility to be awarded. Students who are awarded Work-Study will be sent an email with instructions on completing the Work-Study hiring process. Please note that being awarded Work-Study is not a guarantee of employment.
- Students who have already been awarded Work-Study should visit the College Central Network website to search for open Work-Study positions available at Irvine Valley College. Work-Study jobs are selected from the 'Job Types' dropdown box. Be sure to register if you are a first-time user.
- After you have identified a position for which you wish to apply, follow the instructions in the job posting. Each academic year, students can start working as early as July 1 until June 30 of the following year, depending upon available funding and departmental needs.
- Work-Study funds are given out on a first come first served basis, so students should contact the Financial Aid Office before school starts to find a position on-campus.
For additional information, please call the Financial Aid Office at 949-451-5287.
About Federal Student Financial Aid Programs
NOTICE — You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for any of the Federal programs. You must be a U.S citizen or an eligible non-citizen to qualify for aid. If you are in default on a student loan or owe a refund on a federal grant, you will not be eligible for federal student financial aid until the default is cleared or the overpayment repaid.