Federal Work Study

Earn Part of Your College Costs

Federal Work Study (FWS) is a need-based award that allows students to earn wages to help pay for college expenses. Most work study positions are on campus in various College departments. These positions enable students to develop or enhance work experience in a variety of positions. Some positions allow for direct service to the general public and Oklahoma City Community College students. Typical positions include, receptionist, clerk, tutor, lab assistant.

Students employees are paid bi-weekly, at a starting wage of $8.40 per hour.

If Federal Work Study is offered on your award letter, contact the financial aid office for more information.

Contact the Graduation, Employment and Transfer services (GET) office for assistance with applying for student jobs.  Apply online at: www.occcjobs.com.  

Employment applications will be reviewed by Human Resources and selected students will be contacted for an interview.

If you are selected, Human Resources will assist you with the necessary forms to enable you to begin work.

Background Check: All candidates for student employment are required to complete a background check. Instructions for completing a background check will be sent to the student's college email.

Continued eligibility and departmental authorization to work are evaluated each semester.

Student employees may work a maximum of 25 hours per week. Continued employment will depend on funds available, your performance on the job, and Satisfactory Academic progress, as defined by Financial Aid standards for academic progress.

Off-Campus Work Study Opportunities in Community Service

A limited number of off-campus public and/or private non-profit organizations offer employment to eligible students for off-campus tutoring and other community service positions. Students interested in off-campus positions in non-profit organizations, should contact the Financial Aid Office.