Work Study Programs

Federal College Work Study

This is a federal work program for students with financial need. You may be employed on a Valencia campus or work off-campus with an organization or as a reading tutor in a local public school. As a work study employee, you may work up to 20 hours per week and earn at least $10 per hour– up to the amount of your financial need.

How can I apply for on-campus jobs?

If you have been awarded Federal Work Study and if you wish to be considered for an on-campus job, you must accept work study on your award letter in Atlas. Follow the steps outlined on the award letter. You will be able to apply for Federal Work Study positions on the Valencia Financial Aid website and if hired for a position, your supervisor will have you meet with a Financial Aid Specialist to complete the remaining documents.

If you have not already been awarded Federal Work Study, you may still be eligible for the program.  Students who indicate interest in work study on their FAFSA and who have unmet financial need are notified via Atlas email of their eligibility for Federal Work Study.  Students who receive the email are automatically set up with access to the work study job site and can begin applying for jobs immediately.  Once you are hired for a position, you will be referred to meet with a Financial Aid Specialist and be awarded Federal Work Study funds. 

Be sure to bring your Social Security Card and proof of citizenship or eligibility to work in the U.S. with you when meeting with Human Resources during the hiring process.  All work study employees are required to complete a background check and drug test prior to working.

How will I receive payment for my Federal Work Study Award?

Federal Work Study is an opportunity to work and build professional experience. You will receive a paycheck from Valencia’s Payroll Department every two weeks based on the time sheet you and your supervisor submit. You will receive a packet of information about the payroll process when your hiring documents are completed.

Institutional Work Study

Students who are not eligible for Federal Work Study may still be able to work on campus under Institutional Work Study. Various campus departments and laboratories have funding to hire students as part-time employees. You should inquire in the departments about any available openings.