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Federal Work Study

Federal Work Study

The Federal Work Study (FWS) program provides eligible students the opportunity to obtain part-time employment on-campus or off-campus with one of Columbus State Community College's many community partners through the Student Employment Office located in Nestor Hall Room 113. The earnings from these positions can help pay for a student’s educational expenses as well as provide valuable work experience. Students typically work between 12 and 15 hours per week and earn a pay rate commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position. A variety of opportunities on campus are available and every effort is made to provide students employment in their field of study. Columbus State also has an extensive
list of relationships with Columbus and Delaware area non-profit agencies who work to better the quality of life for the residents of Ohio. Students are encouraged to explore this meaningful, exciting part of our program. General program information can be found online through the Career Services website or you may speak to Student Employment staff in Nestor Hall Room 113.
Benefits of working through FWS
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Alternative to taking student loans
  • Gain valuable work and degree related experience
  • Get connected to your campus, students, faculty and staff
  • Convenience of working on campus reduces transportation cost
  • Off-campus positions offer exciting opportunities for professional growth and service to the greater Columbus and Delaware community
  • It is a great way to get involved at CSCC!


Eligibility for the FWS program is dependent on the results of a student’s most recent FAFSA and his/her eligibility for financial aid at Columbus State Community College. If Federal Work Study appears on your award letter, you must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester and be pursuing a degree or certificate at CSCC to use these monies.

If you were not awarded Federal Work Study but would like to request it, stop by the Student Employment office in Nestor Hall Room 113. Fulfilling requests for Federal Work Study is dependent on the student’s financial need, eligibility to receive further financial aid, and the availability of funding for this campus program. Eligibility for this program does not guarantee employment.

Off-Campus Work Study: Serving the community

Columbus State is proud to partner with many local area non-profit organizations whose purpose is to serve those Ohio residents in need. The range of organizations serve the homeless and the hungry, at-risk children, adults in need of literacy training, career counseling for the unemployed, advocacy for underrepresented populations, and much more. Students who pursue FWS positions with these organizations enjoy the additional benefits of networking with community leaders, building substantial resume boosting experience, and being exposed to a diverse and personally rewarding career field.

For further information, please visit the Student Employment Office in Nestor Hall Room 113.


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