Student Employment

Federal Work-Study Program

Federal Work Study is a form of financial aid awarded to students who demonstrate financial need and meet certain eligibility requirements. The program allows students to work part-time on campus to earn money to pay for college expenses. Unlike other financial aid awards, work-study is paid to students in the form of a paycheck for hours worked.


Students must be enrolled on at least a half-time basis and demonstrate eligibility according to federal guidelines.

Amount per year:

Students may work up to 20 hours per week when classes are in session or up to 35 hours per week during vacations. Wage varies according to job skill.

Where/how to apply: Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid electronically at

If you have not received a Federal Work Study award as part of your financial aid package and would like to be considered for one, please click the button below and complete the form.

Please complete the OCC Federal Work Study Interest Form