Iowa Western Community College


Federal Work Study (FWS) is a financial aid program that offers hourly employment to students on campus. Federal financial aid dollars fund the Federal Work Study program. As an employment program, students are paid for the hours they work. Students are not paid to study.

  • To be awarded College Work Study, a student must:
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
  • Be a full-time student
  • Demonstrate financial need by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year
  • Remain in good financial aid standing

The maximum academic year Federal Work Study award is $2,900, divided among the fall and spring semester. Federal Work Study is not available during the summer terms. If a student is eligible for the Federal Work Study, it may be found on the student's financial aid award letter. Positions are limited and many jobs come on a first come basis.

 Finding a job on-campus is very similar to finding a job somewhere else. Job openings are posted on the Student Employment page in ROC. Students apply and interview for positions. The departments select the best qualified student for the position.

Students employed on campus will receive a paycheck every other week. The starting wage is $9.00 per hour.