Federal Work-Study Program
The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program is a need-based component of Federal Student Aid. Students
must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), demonstrate financial need, and
maintain satisfactory progress in all classes. You may apply for this program if you are enrolled at least
half-time as an undergraduate or vocational student.
FWS provides opportunities for students to obtain work experience and to earn money to pay some of
their educational expenses. Students are limited to working no more than 20 hours per week. The
program encourages community service work and work related to the student’s course of study.
Students may be employed in a variety of jobs both on and off campus. Carteret Community College
(CCC) is responsible for the administration of the program.
Schools are allotted a specific amount of money for the program each academic year. Funds are
awarded to eligible students for the academic year on a “first come first served” basis. Awards will be
reviewed early in the spring semester to determine if there are unused funds that can be reallocated to
other eligible students. Once all funds have been spent, students must stop working for the remainder of
the academic year.
For the 2011-2012 academic year, first year participants in the program will be paid $7.25 per hour. On
campus and off campus tutoring jobs require special skills and the rate of pay may be higher. Your total
FWS award depends on when you apply, your level of financial need, whether or not you have
previously participated in the program, and the amount of funds received by the college.
FWS students are paid once a month, usually on the last business day of the month (exceptions may
occur in November and December). Students must pick up their paycheck from the cashier. Wages
earned during the month are paid at the end of the following month (ie – the paycheck you pick up at the
end of October covers the hours you worked in September).
AMERICA READS/AMERICA COUNTS are programs wherein FWS students are employed as tutors
to help elementary school students improve their reading and math skills. The CCC Financial Aid
Office and the Carteret County Public School (CCPS) system are involved in the administration of these
Prior tutorial experience is not required. It is, however, very important that the FWS tutors have
adequate reading and/or math skills. All America Reads/Counts tutors are required to attend a paid
training session presented by CCPS. Students must provide their own transportation and services must
be performed during the hours that the elementary schools are open. Please Note: CCPS conducts a
background investigation and determines who is eligible to participate per their policy regarding school
If you are interested in applying for the Federal Work-Study Program, please
complete the attached Application and return it to the Financial Aid Office.
Information regarding available positions and the required training session for the
America Reads/Counts tutors will be available from the Financial Aid Office in
September after Labor Day.
PLEASE KEEP THIS SHEET FOR YOUR INFORMATION
FEDERAL WORK STUDY APPLICATION 2011-2012
Carteret Community College
3505 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 28557
(Last) (First) (Middle) (Maiden/Other)
(include area code and indicate home, work, cell, etc.)
Social Security Number___________________________ Student ID Number____________________
Program of Study________________________________
Type of Job Desired___________________________________________________________________
Number of Hours Available to Work per Week______________________________________________
Available: _____ Day _____ Night _____ Both
Briefly Describe Your Skills and Interests__________________________________________________
I hereby expressly authorize Carteret Community College, its agents and employees, to make any
investigation of my personal or employment history, expressly including but not limited to, federal and
or state criminal, law enforcement or traffic records and periodic record checks prior to hiring. I further
authorize any former employer, person, firm, corporation, credit agency, administrative body or
governmental agency to give any personal information they may have regarding me. I release Carteret
Community College and any and all providers to whom this release is sent from any liabilities as a result
of furnishing or receiving this information.