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Federal Work Study Program

Explore a variety of job opportunities that can help pay for college!

El Camino’s Federal Work Study (FWS) Program provides a great way to land a flexible, part-time job that will support you financially, while you also gain valuable work experience.

Federal Work Study Program

Discover our Federal Work Study Program (FWS), a federally funded program managed through the El Camino Financial Aid Office.

Benefits of El Camino’s FWS Program:

  • Great opportunities to work on or off campus.
  • Earn money to pay for college expenses that are not covered by grants or loans.
  • Engage in work that relates to your major.
  • Work and network within our dynamic college community.
  • Learn more about college resources and use them!
  • Take advantage of opportunities to further your education and career.

Not sure if you’re eligible? Check to see if you meet the following requirements:

  • Have an award letter
  • Enrolled in at least six units during the semester
  • 2.0 cumulative grade-point average
  • Minimum 67% cumulative unit completion rate
  • Eligible for federal student aid
  • Have at least $500 in unmet need

Note: Not all students who receive an award letter are eligible for FWS. If you do not have an award letter you must wait to have your eligibility determined by the Financial Aid Office before completing a Job Request Form. View award letters via MyECC.

 

What is Federal Work-Study?

Learn about federal work study, a campus-based program that provides jobs to students who demonstrate financial need in this video.

Federal Work Study: Student Awards

Federal Work Study is a great way to learn skills in your major or area of interest, while earning money to pay for enrollment fees, books, and other college expenses.

El Camino receives a limited amount of FWS funds and eligible students are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Receiving a FWS award does not guarantee employment. It is your responsibility to follow the appropriate steps to secure employment.

If you are interested in participating in the FWS program and you meet the program requirements, 
we invite you to fill out a FWS Job Request Form.

Note: Only students who are eligible for financial aid will receive an Approval Notice; everyone else will receive a denial letter.  

El Camino receives a limited amount of FWS funds and eligible students are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Receiving a FWS award does not guarantee employment. It is your responsibility to follow the appropriate steps to secure employment.

If you are interested in participating in the FWS program and you meet the program requirements, 
we invite you to fill out a FWS Job Request Form.

Note: Only students who are eligible for financial aid will receive an Approval Notice; everyone else will receive a denial letter.  

Employers: How to Partner with El Camino FWS

Talented students with various levels of knowledge, talents, and abilities

  • A subsidy of at least 50% toward 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

For more information about the Federal Work Study Program, contact Luis Mancia at 310-660-3593 Ext. 3496 or via email at lmancia@elcamino.edu.

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, nonprofit 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 status.

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

  • Nonprofit or government agencies can receive up to 75% share of the FWS student's hourly wages.
  • Contact the FWS Coordinator for additional assistance.

Private for-profit companies receive up to 50% share of the FWS student's hourly wages.

Contact the FWS Coordinator for additional assistance: Mr. Luis Mancia at 310-660-3593 Ext. 3496.

  • El Camino College FWS Contract
  • FWS Payroll Authorization
  • Certificate of Insurance 

Questions? Contact Us

Luis Mancia

El Camino College

Financial Aid

Federal Work Study Program

Office hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday

310-660-3593 Ext. 3496

lmancia@elcamino.edu

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