Federal Work Study Program
The Federal Work Study Program (FWS) is a federally funded program and is awarded
to eligible students through the Financial Aid Office at El Camino College. The FWS
Program affords students with an opportunity to work on or off campus and earn money
to supplement expenses not covered by grants or loans. To apply and participate in
the FWS program, a student must enroll at least half time (6 units) during the fall
and spring semesters.
El Camino College receives a limited amount of FWS funds and eligible students are
awarded on a first-come-first-serve basis. Receiving a FWS award does not guarantee
employment. It is the students' responsibility to follow the appropriate steps to
Eligible students may apply for employment to work on or off campus through the FWS
program. Complete the following procedures to obtain student employment at El Camino
July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019
Application Available June 8, 2018
These instructions are for students whose campus location is Torrance. Students who
have a Compton location should visit the Financial Aid Office at the Compton Center
for assistance on obtaining employment
Complete a 2018-19 FAFSA
Submit requested forms if any to the Financial Aid Office located in the Communications
Building, Room 103
Meet all requirements for federal student aid
Wait to receive a 2018-19 award letter (View sample of Award letter, and sample of Revised Award Letter). Not all students who receive an award letter are eligible for FWS
- Students who do not have an award letter like the samples must not complete an application
On and Off Campus Employers
Managers, faculty and staff may hire FWS students to work within their division/department.
Follow these instructions if you are interested in hiring a FWS student employee.
Off-campus employers may also participate as a partner in the El Camino College Federal
Work Study Program (FWSP). Whether you are a private for profit company, non-profit
organization or government agency, the FWSP can provide you with student employees
representing a diverse group of majors and experience to assist you meet your employment
needs while you, the employer, provide the student with a valuable real-world learning
experience. The employer's share of student wages varies depending on the employer's
Please review the information below to determine your status and share of FWS obligation.
If you think that your organization may benefit or if you are interested in partnering
with El Camino College and the FWS Program, please contact the FWS coordinator, Mr.
Luis Mancia at 310-660-3593 Ext. 3496, for additional information.
Non-Profit or Government Agencies
Federal Work Study Program Benefits
Talented students with various levels of knowledge, talents and abilities
A subsidy of at least 50% towards the student employee's hourly wages
Free job postings to hire FWS students
Job site interviews
Community partnership with El Camino College
Provide real-world work experience to a college student
Documents Required to Employ A FWS Student
For more information about the Federal Work Study Program, contact Luis Mancia at
(310) 660-3593 Ext. 3496 or via email at email@example.com