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.

See the Federal Work Study Handbook for more information.


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

Please complete the OCC Federal Work Study Inquiry Form