Federal Work-Study Program | Financial Aid Office
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Federal Work-Study Program

This program provides part-time work in order to earn money to help pay for educational costs for those students with (federal) or without (institutional) financial need. The amount of Work-Study award depends on the student's financial need (federal) and the availability of funds at Irvine Valley College. Pay rates may vary, but will not be less than the current minimum wage. Additional information is available on the Work-Study page of the Financial Aid Office website.

Work-Study is comprised of the Federal Work-Study (FWS). This program provides part-time employment in order to earn money to help pay for education cost for those students with or without financial need. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 units (half-time) in order to qualify for the program.

Applying for Work-Study Jobs​

When applying for a Work-Study job at Irvine Valley College, be sure to follow these steps:

  1. Complete the FAFSA form and submit any supporting documentation to determine your eligibility for Work-Study. Students must be enrolled in at least 6 units and be meeting academic progress requirements.
  2. Visit the Financial Aid Office in SSC 130 to be placed on a wait list and be reviewed by the Work-Study Coordinator to confirm eligibility and be awarded.Students who are awarded Work-Study will be sent an email. Please note that being awarded Federal Work-Study is not a guarantee of employment.
  3. For students who have already been awarded Federal Work-Study, search for open Work-Study positions available at Irvine Valley College by visiting the College Central Network website. Be sure to register if you are a first-time user. Work-Study jobs are selected from the 'Job Types' dropdown box.
  4. After you have identified a position for which you wish to apply, please follow the application instructions. Each school year students can start working as early as July 1 until June 30 of the following year, depending upon available funding and departmental needs.

For additional information please call the Financial Aid Office at 949-451-5287.​​