The Federal Work Study Program provides students with an opportunity to earn an hourly wage by working a part-time job while enrolled in college. To participate in the program, students must meet eligibility requirements and demonstrate financial need. The pay rate is currently $14 per hour with pay periods running on a bi-weekly schedule. Students are typically limited to a range of eight to ten hours per week. Students are responsible for making the initial contact with a supervisor and for working out a mutually acceptable work schedule. Students must complete a payroll packet before beginning work. These packets are available in the Welcome Center. Students are encouraged to seek placement in jobs that complement and reinforce their educational program and career goals.