Federal College Work-Study
The Federal College Work-Study Program provides jobs for students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to your course of study whenever possible.
How much can I earn?
Big Sandy will process your Federal College Work-Study eligibility and present it to you in a Financial Aid Package. Big Sandy currently pays all work studies a minimum of $8.00 per hour. Your total Federal College Work-Study award depends on when you apply, your level of need, and the work-study program funding level the Academic Year.
Are the Federal College Work-Study jobs on Campus or off campus?
Both. Most work-study jobs are on Big Sandy college campus, but there is a possibility that some work-study jobs will be located in a private nonprofit organization or public agency, and the work performed would be off campus and in the public interest.
How am I paid?
The amount you earn can't exceed your total Federal College Work-Study award as calculated in your Financial Aid Package. Big Sandy will consider your class schedule and other personal obligations when assigning work hours. Work-study wages are paid two weeks in arrears on the 15th and the 30th of each month. You may participate in work-study as long as you maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress and meet all other work-study eligibility requirements.
How do I apply?
Print, complete and sign the work-study application and submit it to a financial aid office.