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Federal Work-Study Program

Federal Work-Study applications for the 2024-2025 aid year are now being accepted. Applications may be submitted via Handshake. Positions will continue to be posted throughout the summer. Check back for updates.

Federal Work-Study Program 

The Federal Work-Study Program offers eligible students, who demonstrate financial need, an opportunity to earn additional funds for educational expenses.

Eligible students are placed within positions that will help them gain valuable work experience to carry throughout their careers. Student workers are paid an hourly wage rate for work performed. Earnings are based upon the student’s unmet need after all other awards are considered. These funds are not used to pay tuition and fees.         

Eligible students may have the opportunity to work within a community service position off campus as a reading tutor through the America Reads Program, which is funded through the Federal Work-Study Program.

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Application Process/Eligibility Requirements    

1. Must have a completed FAFSA on file. 
2. Must demonstrate unmet financial need.
3. Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress standards.
4. Must apply to any/all positions you are interested in.
5. Potential supervisors will contact you to set up an interview. 



What is the hourly wage? $11

How do I receive my checks? Through direct deposit only.

How often do I get paid? Once per month, on the 15th.

How many hours per week am I allowed to work? Up to 20 hours per week


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Northeast State Community College, a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. For questions or concerns, please contact the Affirmative Action Officer.