Work-study programs provide part-time employment to eligible students with either on-campus or off-campus 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 Washington state-sponsored 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 through their work study, rather than by taking additional loans.
To apply for work-study assistance, students 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 15th each year to ensure availability of funds.
If you are interested in work-study, contact Amy Olson at 509.682.6579 in the Career Center, Wenatchi Hall, first floor, near the Educational Planning and Testing Center. She can check your eligibility, assist you in job placement and discuss your work options. For specific work-study instructions, click here.
If you are a continuing student and did work-study the previous year, you may request to continue work-study with your same employer by contacting the Career Center.