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Career Placement and Development Coordinator poster with contact information for Buck Thigpen. 912-287-5813

What is the Federal Work Study Program?

Federal Work Study (FWS) is a work program for students through Coastal Pines Technical College funded by the federal government on and off campus.

FWS provides opportunities for students to earn money to help with financial needs while in school. Student may be eligible for up to 20 hours per week. The current pay rate for the FWS program is $10 per hour.  Students may be eligible for the FWS Program if they are

  1. Pell Eligible
  2. Enrolled in at least 6 credit hours during the semester
  3. Making Satisfactory Academic progress

Applicants must also complete the Federal Work Study Financial aid worksheet to determine the amount of hours the student is eligible for. Interested Students should complete the Financial Aid worksheet and submit it online.

Work Study Students are hired for various positions throughout the college. Openings can include Reading Tutors, Student Affairs Assistant, Library Assistant, Bookstore Assistant and many more.

To search for and apply for current openings look on the Student Employment JobCenter

For more information about the Federal Work Study Program, contact the Career Placement and Development Coordinator, Buck Thigpen, at 912.287.5813 or at