WORK-STUDY STUDENT EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM
The Work-Study Student Employment Program (WSSEP) gives students a work-based learning experience on campus while providing financial support for their college education. Students must demonstrate financial need to participate in the program. To apply for WSSEP, please follow these steps:
- Complete and submit the federal application for financial aid (FAFSA) and the FCC application for financial aid. Submit any additionally required forms or documents as requested. Incomplete application files result in ineligibility for the program.
- Complete a WSSEP application (available in the Financial Aid Office, J-301, and the Career Center, J-201) to determine financial eligibility to work on campus. Students under 18 years of age must also submit a Work Permit with their application. If you have questions about Financial Aid, please contact their office at 301.846.2620. You may download and print an application from here.
- Eligible applicants will be contacted by the FCC Career Center for an initial appointment to discuss career interests, skills, and abilities. Ineligible applicants will be offered job search assistance for hourly on-campus positions or off-campus positions.
- The Career Center will forward student applications to College department managers based on position availability and student suitability for the job (based on stated skills, interests, and abilities).
- Department managers will contact students directly to schedule interviews in the department. Be prepared. Dress appropriately. Offer references. This is a real job interview and is a competitive process, meaning other students may be interviewing for the same position. You need to sell yourself as the best candidate.
- Department managers will make an offer to the selected candidate. Students are requested to immediately inform the Career Center of an accepted offer.
- Students will arrange a starting date and suitable work schedule with their department manager. Students must notify their department immediately if a change in start date or work schedule becomes necessary.
- Students must attend the WSSEP Student Orientation at which time program policies and procedures will be reviewed, work agreements will be signed, and employment processing will be conducted. WSSEP students who do not participate in Student Orientation cannot begin employment and cannot be paid.
- Questions regarding the WSSEP program should be directed to the Career Center at 301.846.2594.