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TVCC participates in the Federal Work Study Program

Federal work-study provides part-time jobs for undergraduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay educational expenses.


Who can be employed in the Federal Work Study Program?

Only students who have completed a FAFSA application and have received an offer of federal work-study funding in their Notification of Financial Aid Offer can be employed in the Federal Work-Study Program. If you have been offered work-study funding, you may compete for an on- or off-campus work study position.

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When can I start work and how much can I work?

If you are hired for a position, you may begin working as soon as Human Resources and Financial Aid have processed your Work Study Referral Form and your I-9 and W-4. This will usually take a day after they are received. You cannot work more than 19 hours per week, nor can you exceed your total award for the term.

Can any student work in a federal work study position?

No. Work-study designated jobs are available ONLY to students who are eligible for the Federal Work-Study program.

Can any work study student work in a "community service" position?

Yes, there are some work-study positions that are based in the community.

What if I don't get hired or choose not to use my work study funding?

Work-study jobs and funding are limited. There will be many students who do not get to use this award.

Have a question?

Please stop by the Student Services office or send an Email to the financial aid department at