Federal Work Study
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Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program
Need-based program available summer, fall, winter and spring terms each award Year. You must reapply each year and demonstrate eligibility.
To be eligible, you must:
- Submit a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) each year
- Have unmet need equivalent to the amount of work study offered
- Be in satisfactory academic standing each term
- Be enrolled at least half time (6 or more credits) each eligible term
Employment opportunities may be available on campus in The Dalles and Hood River. Students may begin working only after FWS has been offered and accepted. Students are paid 50 cents above Oregon minimum wage and may work up to $1,000 per term with a maximum of $4,000 per award year, depending on terms of attendance and eligibility.
Steps to Receiving Work Study
- File for Federal Student Aid (through FAFSA process).
- Receive an Award Letter and have unmet need of $3,000 or more.
- Check for position openings as listed below.
- Call contact person to set up an interview for a work study position.
- Get hired!
Work Study Opportunities
Below are a list of College departments and a brief description of possible tasks required of each work study position. However, not all departments will have availability each year or each term. If a department has an opening, a “NOW HIRING” statement will be indicated next to the department. You will then need to contact the department hiring supervisor (as noted below) to set up an interview.
Business Office: **Hiring Closed** Contact Lisa Deswert at (541) 506-6050. Provides clerical support including spreadsheet management, filing, scanning and some reconciliations.
Child Care Partners: **Hiring Closed** Contact Nancey Patten at (541) 506-6130. Provides clerical assistance including database updating and telephone follow-up.
Facilities: **NOW HIRING - starting fall 2014** Contact Jim Austin at (541) 506-6070. Position may entail the possibility of assisting the custodial or grounds crews with their tasks or event preparations.
Instructional Services: **NOW HIRING - starting fall 2014** Duties include database and word processing projects.
Library: **Hiring Closed** Performs basic clerical duties, keyboarding and database searching, assists patrons at the Service Desk.
Marketing: **HIRING SOON - starting Winter 2014** Contact Michelle Bose at (541) 506-6104. Position involves writing support for the college's marketing strategies including: profiles, press releases and other communication pieces.
Nursing Department: **Hiring Closed** Assists with projects and routine duties in the Nursing and Health Occupations office and simulation labs.
President’s Office/Human Resources: **Hiring Closed** Contact Courtney Judah at (541) 506-6151. Responsible for assisting three administrative assistants with daily and long term projects.
Resource Development: **HIRING SOON - starting Winter 2014** Contact Carla Jellum at (541) 506-6111. Duties involve marketing Columbia Gorge Community College Foundation’s scholarship program and fund-raising events.
Student Services: **Hiring Closed** Contact Ariel Hadden at (541) 506-6021. Position involves clerical support work, including but not limited to, greeting and assisting students in person and over the phone.