Federal Work-Study Program


Edgecombe Community College student employment work-study program provides job opportunities for students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay educational expenses. The work-study program encourages positions in community services and work-related student’s program of study.

Although many students will qualify, a work-study award is not offered to all eligible students due to limited funding. The work-study program makes a conscious attempt to support the employment needs of all Edgecombe Community College students to the greatest level possible.


To meet eligibility requirements for the Federal Work-Study Program (FWS), students

  • must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or be an eligible non-citizen (as determined by the FAFSA)
  • must complete the FAFSA and demonstrate financial need as calculated by the FAFSA
  • cannot default on a federal student loan or owe a refund on a federal grant
  • must be enrolled in an eligible program
  • must complete the federal Work-Study application
  • are required to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). Students with suspended or terminated financial aid are not eligible to participate in the Federal Work-Study Program.


  • Jobs and funding are limited, so apply early.
  • A student work-study award depends on
    • When application is submitted
    • Level of need
    • College funding
  • Complete the Federal Work-Study application



The following forms may be requested from Financial Aid.

  • Performance Appraisal
  • Request Form
  • Transfer
  • Resignation
  • Work-Study Packet (Forms)
  • Termination
  • Discipline Notice

Frequently Asked Questions