Two types of student jobs
Casper College offers a variety of jobs within CC and works with employers who are interested in providing jobs. There are two types of jobs: those that anyone can apply for, or positions available to students granted work-study funds through financial aid.
What is work study? In addition to the job opportunities that are available to all students, we also offer Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program funds to a portion of our students with high financial need. This program creates additional job opportunities by providing additional funding for these student employees. If your financial aid award notification includes an FWS award, see below for more details.
The Federal Work-Study Program increases students’ opportunities to earn money by working part-time during the school year (up to 20 hours per week) and full-time during the summer months and school breaks.
The FWS program allows eligible students to earn paychecks to support their educational expenses by getting part-time jobs with Casper College departments.
The typical award amounts (maximum earnings) are $1800 per year. The hourly rate for on-campus employment varies on the type of work involved. Most jobs start at minimum wage. FWS jobs are available on-campus.
The college receives an annual budget of FWS funds from the federal government and offers the available funds to students who demonstrate higher levels of financial need. Students without FWS awards may still pursue many other part-time job opportunities both on and off-campus.
- You must meet the federal general Eligibility Requirements
- This aid program requires financial need.
- You must enroll at least half-time for each semester.
- FWS awards cannot be used to defer payments on your college bill.
- Instead, FWS student employees receive biweekly paychecks for their hours worked, and can spend those earnings on their living and other educational expenses.
- Work hours are scheduled around your class times.
- FWS jobs are on-campus.
- When you reapply for financial aid, the FAFSA formula excludes your FWS earnings, and FWS earnings are exempt from FICA deductions if you are enrolled in at least 6 credits.
- To earn FWS funds, you must work for a Casper College department.
- For each academic year, your total CC job earnings cannot exceed the FWS award amount listed on your financial aid notification.
- You can work up to 20 hours per week during the school year and may be able to work full-time during the summer and school breaks if you have enough remaining FWS funds to pay the extra hours.
- Earnings from the FWS program are subject to all applicable federal, state and local taxes.
- If you do not have a FWS job by the end of the third week of the spring term, your FWS offer may be canceled.
- If FWS utilization rates exceed available funding, CC reserves the right to limit new FWS hiring on a first hired basis.
Applying for FWS Jobs
- To apply for FWS funds, you must submit a FAFSA and must demonstrate financial need.
- Funding is limited. If we are able to offer you funds, the federal work-study offer will be listed on your Award Notification.
- Before you can pursue an FWS job, you must first complete all the steps in the instructions for accepting aid.
- Next, search the Career Service’s listings of work-study jobs and other employment opportunities.
Remember to complete the FAFSA every year!
Complete the FAFSA online using your FSA ID (Casper College School Code: 003928). The priority deadline for applying for federal financial aid is early March for the fall semester and early October for the spring semester.