Work-Study | MCC


The Federal Work Study Program provides jobs for students with financial needs, allowing them to earn money to help pay educational expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to your course of study whenever possible. Federal Work Study is a federal needs-based work program that determines eligibility through the FAFSA. Work-study is available as long as federal funding and employment are accessible. 

You do not need to be grant eligible to participate in this program, but the FAFSA must be complete. Students must be enrolled in six credit hours and maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher. Students are paid $12.00 per hour for on-campus and community service jobs. Students are paid on the 15th and the 30th of each month with earnings paid directly to you. Work schedules work around your school schedule.

Once a supervisor chooses to hire you, Madisonville Community College will process your Federal Work-Study eligibility and present it to you in a financial aid package. Your total FWS award depends on when you apply, your level of need, and the FWS Program funding level for the current Academic year.

Most FWS jobs are on the College’s campus, but there is a possibility that some FWS jobs will be located in a private nonprofit organization or public agency, and the work performed would be off campus and in the public interest.  

The amount you earn can’t exceed your total FWS award as calculated in your Financial Aid Package. The College will consider your class schedule and other personal obligations when assigning work hours. FWS wages are paid two weeks in arrears on the 15th and the 30th of each month. You may participate in FWS as long as you maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress and meet all other FWS eligibility requirements.

If interested please submit an application linked here

Mary Warren
Federal Work Study Coordinator
(270) 824-8598