COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF ALLEGHENY COUNTY
Allegheny Campus Boyce Campus North Campus South Campus
808 Ridge Avenue 595 Beatty Road 8701 Perry Highway 1750 Clairton Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15212 Monroeville, PA 15146 Pittsburgh, PA 15237 West Mifflin, PA 15122
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2019-2020 Work-study Application
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What is the Federal Work-study Program?
The Federal Work-study Program is a program that provides an opportunity for students to work and earn money to assist with their
educational expenses while enrolled at least half-time (six credit hours) at CCAC.
How do I get on the Federal Work-study Program?
Students must complete a work-study application and a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students must have
financial need as determined through the results of the FAFSA. The amount of your work-study award will be based upon your financial
need for funds, as well as the availability of jobs on campus. Students must be in good academic standing according to federal
financial aid guidelines to be eligible for the Federal Work-study Program.
How do I find a job?
If you are determined eligible for the Federal Work-study Program, your name and application will be forwarded to the director of Career
Services and Job Placement at the campus you indicate on your application. Your credentials, academic major, previous work
experiences, and time schedule will be fully evaluated to determine the most appropriate job placement available.
Is Federal Work-study a “job”?
The Federal Work-study Program is just like having a regular part-time job. The department you are assigned to will expect you to
perform your duties to the best of your ability, report to work on time, and call in if you cannot work or will be late for work. Tardiness or
absenteeism can lead to an unsatisfactory evaluation and may force a termination of the employment. If you do not wish to continue to
work in the work-study position, you may quit by contacting your supervisor and the Financial Aid office. There is no guarantee,
however, that you will be placed in another position if you terminate your assigned position.
How long can I work?
Students typically work between 10–20 hours per week. These hours are normally scheduled around their class schedule. Students will
receive a “work-study contract” that specifies the dates, assignments, and terms of your work-study award.
How do I get paid?
Work-study students are paid $9.00 per hour and are paid every two weeks for all hours worked during that time period. Work-study
earnings are processed through direct deposit. Details of how you receive your pay will be included in your work-study contract.