The Federal Work-Study program provides job opportunities for students with financial need. The money earned through a Work-Study position can be used to help pay educational expenses. Work-Study awards are paid monthly by check based upon hours worked. The amount indicated on the Annual FWS Contract represents the maximum amount a student may earn for a given academic year. Students will only be paid for actual hours worked.
On campus jobs may be located at the main campus, Madison Site, and South Site. Job duties vary by position. Currently, the pay rate for on-campus positions is $9.00 per hour.
Off-campus jobs are available. Currently, A-B Tech works with several elementary schools to assist children with reading skill development, as well as positions with non-profit community-based organizations of many varieties. The current pay rate for off-campus positions is $10.00 per hour.
To apply for work-study, students need to complete the FAFSA and be enrolled in at least six (6) credit hours in their program of study. Once a student receives his/her Award Notification, from the Financial Aid Office, he/she will need to submit an application for a Work-Study position via the A-B Tech Job Board, and may then be selected for an interview by a FWS supervisor. Submitting an application does not guarantee the student a Work-Study position, and students who are not selected will not receive a "non-selection" notification. Placement into a position is contingent on job availability, the student's qualifications, selection by a supervisor, and program funding.
Summer Work-Study: Summer Work-Study positions are awarded based on eligibility, need, and availability of funds. Students are not required to attend classes in the summer to qualify for summer FWS, but must have a completed/awarded FAFSA for the upcoming academic year, and must be registered for at least six (6) credit hours.
All Policies and Procedures related to the FWS program are available upon request from the Financial Aid Office.