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 secure employment.
2021-22 Student Employment
How to apply for a FWS Award
If you are interested in participating in the FWS program and if you meet the program requirements fill out the following 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.
- Download The FWS Supervisor Guide to obtain detailed instructions about hiring student employees.
- Fill out a FWS Student Employee Request Form.
- To hire student for Spring 2021 (last day to hire June 1, 2021)
- Fill out a FWS Student Employee Request Form
- To hire employees to work as July 1, 2021 and Fall 2021 and Spring 202
- Complete the 2021-22 Payroll Authorization Form to hire a student who may begin working as of July 1, 2021 (Only fill out this form for students who provide you with a 2021-22 FWS Approval Notice).
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 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
Non-profit 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
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
El Camino College FWS Contract
FWS Payroll Authorization
Certificate of Insurance
For more information about the Federal Work Study Program, contact Luis Mancia at
(310) 660-3593 Ext. 3496 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org