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Federal Work-Study at CCNY

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Federal Work-Study at CCNY

The Federal Work-Study (FWS) program provides the opportunity for a student to earn money by working in a City College office or at an off-campus location.

Work-Study is awarded to students with "financial need". Financial need is determined by the information reported on a student's FAFSA. The CUNY Office of Student Financial Aid is responsible for assessing need and setting the parameters of how Federal funds allotted for this program are allocated.

Apply for FWS on-campus positions online at: https://ccny.studentemployment.ngwebsolutions.com

 


The guidelines for the program are:

  1. A student must be "placed" (hired), in a Federal Work-Study position before he/she can work and be paid.

  2. Freshmen (1st-time college students) and transfer students, entering in the Fall cannot use their FWS award during the preceding Summer.

  3. A student must be matriculated, in good academic standing, and not be in default of any student loans.

  4. A student must be registered for at least 6 credits during the semester(s) they are working. This requirement only applies to the Fall and Spring semesters. Summer school enrollment is optional for students working during the summer. However, in order to work during the summer, students must be registered for 6 credits for Fall.

  5. Students who wish to work on campus should apply for a position online at the CCNY Student Employment website, interview with their prospective supervisor, and then come to the Financial Aid Office to complete the Eligibility Screening Process. Any students interested in working off campus can view our office campus jobs in the Financial Aid Office.

  6. Students should dress for the job interview on the day scheduled by the prospective supervisor.

  7. Students should choose a FWS job site carefully. A student is expected to remain at the chosen job site for the entire period the contract is in effect.

  8. During the Fall/Spring semesters, students may work up to 20 hours per week when classes are in session.
  • During the Summer, students who are not registered for summer classes, but registered for at least 6 credits for the upcoming fall semester, may work up to 35 hours per week.
  • During the Winter sesssion, students who are not registered for winter classes, but registered for at least 6 credits for the upcoming Spring semester, may work up to 35 hours per week.
  • During Winter session, Spring Break and after scheduled finals are over, a student may work up to 35 hours per week until:

Last day to work:

Summer 2017 - Saturday, August 19, 2017

Fall 2017 - Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Spring 2018 - Thursday, May 24, 2018

  1. Both supervisors and students are responsible for monitoring the total hours earned. Departments are responsible for paying students for hours worked beyond their award limits, before the first date of the approved contract and after the last day to work.

  2. Students are not allowed to work from home and must be supervised by their FWS supervisor at all times.

 


OFF-CAMPUS JOBS

For off-campus jobs at various organizations and companies, students will need to review the FWS off-campus job listings which are located in the Financial Aid Office, Administration Building, Room 104. Some of these positions will require a resume.

If students are interested in working through the Public Service Corps., a city agency that places FWS students in different city agencies, they must bring a résumé with them to the Financial Aid Office.  

 


Social Security FICA Tax

Students are required to pay Social Security tax (FICA) of 6.2% on FWS earnings under any of the following conditions:

  • during the summer if he/she is enrolled for less than 6 credits
  • during the intersession (winter) period
  • if he/she works at an off-campus job site.

 


Payroll Schedule

The FWS Payroll schedule is avaible for viewing at any time on the Student Emplyment website. Each payroll period is two weeks. FWS time sheets must be submitted by the deadlines listed on the payroll schedule to avoid a delay in payment.

 


Tax Forms

The required FWS tax forms and instructions are available to download and print via the CCNY Student Employment website: https://ccny.studentemployment.ngwebsolutions.com

 


Rollovers

If a student is unable to earn the full amount of their award during the Summer, he/she may work during the Fall 2017, Intersession 2017, or Spring 2018 semesters if the following conditions are met:

  • Have remaining FWS funds
  • He/she is registered for at least six (6) credits

Note: Placement dates for students who wish to "rollover" their remaining Summer 2017 funds to be earned during the Fall 2017 can rollover their remaining amount during the Fall 2017 placement.

 


PAY RATES:

ON - CAMPUS

  • Undergraduates    $13.00 per hour
  • Graduates               $14.00 per hour

OFF - CAMPUS

  • Rate will vary from minimum of $13.00 per hour and above

 


WARNING

After the eligibility screening has taken place, do not make any corrections to your Student Aid Report (SAR)/FAFSA application. If you make corrections, it may affect your Federal Work-Study (FWS) award. If you feel corrections are required, please contact the Financial Aid Office.

If you are receiving scholarships during the academic year, inform the Financial Aid Office of the amount of the scholarship(s) and the semester term(s) awarded. Scholarships may have an affect on your FWS award.

CONTACT INFORMATION


Wille Administration Building
Room 104
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031
p: 212.650.6662
f: 212.650.5829
efws@ccny.cuny.edu

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School Code


FAFSA: 002688
TAP : 1411

 

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