Work Study Program

Work Study Positions - Position Openings

To be considered for Federal Work Study, you must meet and maintain the following minimum eligibility requirements:

  1. Complete the FAFSA at by the priority date to ensure funding for the next academic year.
  2. Be eligible for Title IV Federal Student Aid.
  3. Have a demonstrated need (EFC = 13000 or below) which is determined by your FAFSA results. EFCs more than 13000 will be handled on a case-by-case basis and is based on available funding (please contact the Financial Aid Office for additional information)
  4. Be enrolled as a degree-seeking student  
  5. Be enrolled in at least half time (6 credit hours), and meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) for all 6 credit hours

Recipients are selected on a first-come, first-served basis based on available funding levels.

Students can work up to a maximum of 20 hours per week depending on departmental needs. ACC provides student employment in a number of different departments, reinforcing educational and vocational goals of students in diverse fields. Student earnings are limited to the amount of the award offer.

Although many students qualify for Work Study, a Work Study award is not offered to all eligible students because of limited funding. The Work Study award is only offered for one academic year.

Work Study Objectives

  • To assist students in meeting educational costs.
  • To the maximum extent possible, provide jobs that complement and reinforce the student’s educational program or career goals.
  • To regulate employment conditions, including pay, that is appropriate and reasonable according to the type of work performed.

Hourly Wage Information

The hourly wage for Work Study starts at $11.25 per hour.

New Hire Paperwork

Work Study employees must complete the following paperwork prior to the first day of work.

  1. Emergency Information
  2. W-4: The Human Resources Office requires a new, original W-4 for each new hire.
  3. I-9: As mandated by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of November 6, 1986, the Human Resources Office is required to verify the identity and work eligibility of all employees. The supervisor must verify employment eligibility and attach the I-9 to the Work-Study Appointment Form for every new hire. Also, photocopies of the documents used for the I-9 verification must be attached. Employees will not be placed on the Arapahoe Community College payroll until this paperwork is completed.
  4. Direct Deposit: All employees of Arapahoe Community College are required to have their payroll checks direct deposited. You will be required to have a blank deposit slip, complete with a routing number, when you are hired. The first payment will be a check mailed to the home address. A notice will be sent to verify the bank information provided for the direct deposit. For any changes, please contact the Payroll Office at 303.797.5643.


As a Work Study recipient you will be paid bi-weekly (every two weeks). Time sheets are electronic and are accessible through the MyACC Portal. Failure to submit your timesheet will result in a delay in your pay. Please be advised that all Work Study awards are based upon the availability of funds and may be revised during the school year without prior notice. In that event your supervisor will be notified. If an award is revised, every reasonable effort will be made to assist a student for the remainder of the school year, if funds are available in the department budget.