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Federal Work Study

Federal Work Study is a program that allows students to work on campus and receive paychecks that go towards their tuition costs.

Federal Work Study is another opportunity for students to help lighten the load of tuition, books, and other costs associated with higher education. The Federal Work Study program allows students to apply and receive a job on-campus. Money earned will be paid directly towards tuition fees.

Students employed under the Federal Work Study (FWS) Program can work a maximum of 20 hours per week, depending on the amount of the award. Students will be compensated at an amount equal to the Federal minimum wage rate. The average award is $1,800.00 per student per semester but varies based on need.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Preference to students with greatest aid eligibility.
  • At least half time students (except during the summer session).
  • U.S. Citizen, permanent resident, or in the United States for other than a temporary purpose.
  • Shows evidence of academic or creative promise and the capability of maintaining good standing.
  • Not in Default/ or owe a refund to any Title IV programs.
  • At least two work study students will be hired in each district college center.
  • Assignment of FWS to district centers is contingent on satisfactory compliance by the center in developing job descriptions, recruitment, supervision and evaluation.

To apply for Federal Work Study jobs
at Oglala Lakota College
please fill out the documents below:

Work Study application

Work Study Timesheet