General Work-Study Information
Work-study programs provide part-time employment to eligible students with either on campus or offcampus employers. The maximum amount a student can earn is determined by financial need and funds available. Students can work up to 19 hours per week while school is in session. Every effort is made to place students in jobs that relate to their training. Wenatchee Valley College participates in both the federal and state work-study programs.
The federal work-study and state-sponsored Washington work-study programs are need-based financial aid programs that give students the opportunity to work part time while going to school. Under either program, the employer pays only 30-60 percent of the student's wages; the rest is subsidized by federal or state funds. Work-study students can therefore find jobs and may be able to keep their loan debt down by earning part of their aid eligibility, rather than borrowing more loans.
To apply for work-study assistance, students should indicate on their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that they are interested in work-study. It is recommended that students apply before March 1 each year to ensure availability of funds. Eligible students can apply for posted work-study positions. Students are welcome to contact the financial aid office, Wenatchi Hall, first floor (telephone: 509.682.6810), to determine if they are eligible.
If you are interested in work-study, you should contact Randy Mitchell at 509.682.6858 in the Career Center, Wenatchi Hall, first floor, near the Educational Planning and Testing Center. They will assist you in job placement and discuss your work options. For specific work-study instructions, click here.
If you are a continuing student and had work-study the prior year, you can request to continue with work-study with your same employer by contacting the Career Center.