Federal Work-Study is a program designed to expand part-time employment opportunities for qualifying students with financial need. The awards are not grants but maximum amounts you may earn while working for Technical College of the Lowcountry. Your FWS award may not be used as credit or to pay for any obligation to the College.

Eligible Federal Work Study students are paid up to $12 per hour and are limited to 15 hours per week. Awards may equal an amount up to $4,000 per semester (based on eligibility).

How do you become eligible?

  1. Complete the FAFSA by April 1st – Mark “yes” on the student employment question on the FAFSA
  2. Meet TCL Satisfactory Academic Progress requirement
  3. Demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA
  4. Must be enrolled throughout the semester (minimum semester enrollment: 6 credit hours)
  5. Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident (international students are not eligible)

**If at any time during the semester you are not meeting these requirements, your award will be cancelled**

The number of FWS jobs is limited. To be hired as a FWS student employee, you should:

  • View the list of currently available Federal Work Study positions below
  • Complete the electronic Federal Work Study application here.

If selected for an interview, and it is determined that you meet the federal qualifications for work study awards, you will be contacted by the hiring manager to schedule a meeting time.


Federal Work Study Employment Opportunities

Beaufort Mather Campus

Campus Life Assistant

Testing Center Assistant

Registrar’s Office Assistant

Veteran Resource Center Assistant

Library Assistant

Mathematics Peer Tutor

Helpdesk Support Technician

The HUB Assistant

Financial Aid Assistant

New River Campus

Admissions Assistant


Federal Work Study Policy

Things to remember as a Federal Work Study student:

  • Students must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours for the entirety of the semester
  • Students may only work up to 15 hours per week
  • Students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Students must meet Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Standards requirements
  • Students may not work during a scheduled class or lab
  • Student awards may be changed based on changes to the student record which can result in a student’s FWS award being increased or decreased

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