Types of Aid – Work-Study

Federal Work-Study (FWS)

  • Eligible students are awarded a part-time job and assigned to a department, office or extended campus at Columbia State Community College.
  • Some students who receive Federal Work-Study may be assigned to community service projects in the community.
  • You must have “need” to be considered for FWS.
  • Money is limited and awarded by the Office of Financial Aid on a first-come, first-served basis. (Everyone who wants and/or is eligible for Federal Work-Study may not be awarded.)
  • If you want to be considered for a Federal Work-Study assignment at Columbia State Community College, please select “Yes” to question 31 on the FAFSA, “Are you interested in being considered for work-study?”
  • You will also need to complete the Work-Study Application.
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Institutional Work-Study

  • The Office of Financial Aid at Columbia State awards Institutional Work-Study to students who indicate they want a Federal Work-Study on question 31 of the FAFSA, but are not awarded because of ineligibility or lack of FWS funds.
  • You will also need to complete the Work-Study Application.

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