Federal Work-Study Program (FWS)
Work Study (FWS) is a need-based award that allows students to earn wages to help
pay for college expenses. FWS is awarded, based on the Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA). Most work study 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.
Employment applications will be reviewed by Human Resources and selected students
will be contacted for an interview process. Hired students should provide the hiring
supervisor with a copy of the award letter to include with the Personnel Action Form
(PAF). The Financial Aid Office reviews all PAFs for FWS eligibility determination.
Human Resources will assist students with the necessary forms to enable students to
begin work. 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
Continued eligibility and departmental authorization to work are evaluated each semester.
FWS award amounts may be adjusted, based upon increased or decreased amount of need.
Student employees may work a maximum of 25 hours per week. Student employees are paid
biweekly, at a starting wage of $8.40 per hour. Continued employment will depend on
funds available, performance, and Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress.
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.
www.occc.edu/financialaid/FCWS.html • (405) 682-7525
Student Temporary Employment Program
Human Resources offers program oversight and assistance to currently enrolled students
in securing jobs to meet financial needs and to provide job experience. Campus-based
job opportunities include Student non-Work Study and Federal Work Study. Student employees
serve in many departments and perform a myriad of duties vital to the success of OCCC.
Even more important, research shows that employment is a primary factor in student
retention and success. Part-time work experience can also be a significant factor
in development of work ethics and career choice. To apply for positions, students
should logon to www.occcjobs.com. For more information or assistance, contact Human Resources at (405) 682-7542.
www.occcjobs.com • (405) 682-7542
Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a program that provides academic support to students
through the use of students who have demonstrated excellence in a particular course.
SI student leaders are employed by the College to sit in on a class with their former
professor and then to hold structured study sessions at other times during the week.
www.occc.edu/SI/ • (405) 682-7389