Federal Work Study
On-campus job placement

Students moving about campus.

The Federal Work Study (FWS) is a federally-funded aid program that provides on-campus work positions to qualifying Long Beach City College students. Students must meet the financial aid requirements to qualify for a position and can apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application.

NOTE: FWS has limited funding. Not all students who apply will be selected to participate in the program. The Federal Work Study Program may be suspended for the Fall 2021 term dependent on the re-opening of campus . If you are interested in a FWS opportunity, please complete an interest card for consideration.


To apply for Federal Work Study, please submit a FAFSA application as early as October 1 of each year. Awards are based on when the FAFSA application was submitted and when all required documents are received. Funds are limited.

  • Through the Federal Work Study (FWS) program, students work 16 hours per week on campus starting at the California minimum wage.
  • Wages earned through FWS are based on need and not counted when determining your eligibility for financial aid when you reapply. Off-campus job earnings are considered income.
  • A minimum of half-time enrollment (6 units) is required.
  • Students must reapply each school year and can work as they remain eligible. This includes making satisfactory academic progress.
NOTE: FWS has limited funding. Not all students who apply will be selected to participate in the program. The Federal Work Study Program will not offer on-campus positions for the Fall 2020 term. If you are interested in a remote opportunity, please complete an interest card for consideration

Interest card

Students who have been awarded FWS can submit an interest card to their department of interest.

Student Employment Handbook

Student Employee Handbook

Departments who are hiring FWS students

2021-2022 Hiring Departments

Hiring Process

  1. Complete a 2021-2022 FAFSA Application
  2. Submit an Interest Card
  3. Make contact with a Supervisor for an interview
  4. Submit all required documents to the Financial Aid Office for processing


Supervisors are encouraged to consider students workers as students first in scheduling and allowing time off for studying and tests.

Important Reminders:
  • Not all returning applicants are awarded FWS.
  • Please ensure that your student has been awarded FWS. Please DO NOT allow an FWS student to start until you receive an approval email from Financial Aid.

How to participate in the FWS program 

Recruiting and Hiring Processes

FWS Assignment Notice

Supervising FWS Students

Student Employee Handbook

Assignment Details, 2021-22
List of Dept. Codes
Disciplinary Action


Timesheet Template
Emergency Loan Request
TARS Entry for Sick Pay
Entering Timecards on TARS
Payroll Schedule & TARS Deadlines