What is Work-Study?
With work-study, you work part-time at PVCC while attending college. Among the many benefits of participating in the work-study program are:
- A regular paycheck for college expenses and extra spending money
- Convenience of working on campus where you take classes
- Practical job experience to enhance your resume and marketability
- A unique behind-the-scenes look at the operations of a community college
Types of Jobs and Pay
Work-study students typically work 10 to 20 hours per week at PVCC. The current wage is $9 an hour, which is paid through federal funds earmarked for the program. Job placement depends upon available jobs at the College and student qualifications. Some approved off-campus jobs in area nonprofits are available for reading and math tutors. The rate of pay for these off-campus positions is a little higher.
How to Qualify
When you apply for financial aid, the Financial Aid Office will automatically determine if you qualify for work-study and if you do, this will be noted in the award letter that you receive from PVCC. You are not required to participate in work-study, although is it highly encouraged to help offset your college expenses and to enhance your resume and marketability in the future.
If you have been awarded work-study and would like to participate, you are required to follow the Guidelines for Work-Study Employment.