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  FALL 2020 SEMESTER & CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE:   The SCC campus is open for in-person classes only (no on-campus services are available at this time). All other classes and student support services are available online. Students are encouraged to contact their instructors for additional information.

Federal Work Study

Scottsdale Community College's Financial Aid Office offers Federal Work Study. It's an easy and convenient way for you to earn money as you go to school. The Federal Work Study program provides funds that are earned through part-time employment to assist students in financing the cost of education. At Scottsdale Community College, eligibility is determined each year as a result of early application of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the financial need of a student. Funding level and number of positions are limited, so positions are not guaranteed from one year to the next.

ATTENTION RETURNING STUDENTS. You will not be automatically awarded Work Study. It is up to you to apply for financial aid early. Keep in mind that Work Study is financial aid in the form of a job. Therefore supervisors do not have to ability to hire you back if you are not awarded Work Study.

To be considered for Federal Work Study for 2019-2020, please indicate on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that you want to be considered for Work Study. The Financial Aid Office will determine your eligibility. If you have been packaged with Work Study you must go to and accept the award (or decline it if you are no longer interested). If a Work Study award is not listed, this means you are not eligible or funding has been depleted.

2019-2020 Work Study funds have already been awarded. If you received your award notification and were not offered work study funds, please submit the work study request so that you can be put on our waiting list. If additional funds become available they will be awarded after the semester begins. Students awarded will be notified through the student center on

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  • Federal Work-Study (FWS) provides you with a part-time job that allows you to earn money to help pay for your educational expenses.
  • The program encourages students to work in community service areas.
  • FWS can help you gain valuable experience in your chosen field before you leave school.
  • Taxable earnings from Federal Work-Study will be excluded from your income earned from work in the following financial aid year. The exclusion of these earnings will help to increase your financial aid eligibility.