Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program

About The Program

The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program is a federally funded program administered by the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office that provides part-time employment opportunities to earn money to help pay educational expenses through on and off-campus jobs. Students can work up to 25 hours per week.

Federal Work-Study funds are limited. Priority funding consideration will be given to students on a first-come; first-serve basis.

To be eligible for FWS consideration:

  • Must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the current award year at www.fafsa.gov .
  • Must have an Unmet Need for Financial Aid.
  • Must maintain Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards.
  • Must be enrolled at least half-time status
  • Campus of Records must be at Miramar.
  • Must have an official award notification from the Financial Aid Office.

Financial aid recipients that are interested in FWS may submit a Job Request Form to the Financial Aid Office for consideration via email at miraaid@sdccd.edu.

Current Pay Rate: $16.30

Contact the Financial Aid Office for the current work-study pay rate

On and Off-Campus Employments:


  • District Accounting Office
  • Library
  • Audio and Visual Dept.
  • Stockroom
  • Math Lab
  • Biology/Chemistry Lab.
  • Hourglass area
  • Academic Success Center (ASC)
  • Pantry
  • Admission Office
  • Counseling Office
  • Career Center
  • REC Lab Dept.


  • Aquillius Corportaion
    • Administrative Assistant
    • Advertising and Graphic
    • Lab and Facilities Intern
    • Marketing Intern
    • Sales Intern
    • Software Application Intern


The Business Office will work with you on the following Onboarding Hiring Process (FWS students will be notified):

  • Copy of online application, which includes Conviction Questionnaire & EEO Survey *Please print and bring to your final processing appointment.
  • Identification for your I-9 verification (please refer to the list provided in your initial “welcome” e-mail for acceptable documents).
  • Completed TB Assessment.
  • Beneficiary Designation for Deceased Employee.
  • Statement Concerning Employment – Job Not Covered by Social Security (SSA-1945).
  • Retirement System Status Form.
  • Live Scan – The Business Office will provide you with the “Live Scan” form.  Please complete the form and take it to your appointment at the Live Scan Unit:  Police Department at 1536 Frazee Road, 1st Floor San Diego, CA 92108 – the cost is between $52 - $69.  If you’re unable to pay for the Live Scan, please notify the Business Office for assistance (The Financial Aid Office will assist you with this cost).
  • On-Line NANCe Application - If you have not done so already, please submit your application online at www.sdccdjobs.com.

Timesheet and Time Reporting:

  • FWS students work must submit the paper timesheet to the Financial Aid Office at the end of each month. Click on the link to print the paper timesheet
  • FWS students must also submit their hours online at https://myportal.sdccd.edu/psp/IHPRD/?cmd=login&languageCd=ENG&
  • Record the total number of hours to the nearest quarter hour (.25 = 15 min., .50 = 30 min., .75 = 45 min.)
  • FWS student must have their department supervisor review and approve the timesheet.


How much can I be awarded FWS?

Awarding of FWS funds is limited due to funds available each year. FWS awards range from $1,000 to $5,000 per school year. In some cases, FWS students can exceed the annual amount. Must request an increase with the FWS Coordinator.

How much can I earn and how often do I get paid?

Students are paid based on the established pay rate. FWS students are paid on the 10th of each month.

How many hours can I work each week?

The amount of work cannot exceed your total FWS award authorization, or until the end of the Spring 2021 semester, whichever occurs first. The maximum amount of hours is 25 hours per week.

You may start working:

When the Business Office has cleared ALL your onboarding hiring process and the Financial Aid Office gives you clearance to begin working.

You must stop working:
  • When you reach your Earnings Limit.
  • When your financial aid became ineligible such as the following.
    • Drop below 6 units.
    • Not meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress for the current term.
    • Office received notification from the Department of Education that you have an overpayment on a grant and/or defaulted on a student loan.

Contact Us

If you have questions regarding work-study, please contact the Financial Aid Office via email at miraaid@sdccd.edu.