This information is provided as a guide and is subject to change without notice to comply with federal, state, and institutional policies. For the most current information, please visit www.gpc.edu/finaid.
Federal Work-Study Program
Federal Work-Study (FWS) is a Limited Funds, need-based financial aid program in which eligible students work part-time on-campus or off-campus while enrolled at the College. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov every year to apply for federal financial aid, including FWS. The Office of Student Financial Services (financial aid) uses the FAFSA to establish a student's eligibility for employment through FWS.
Once awarded by the financial aid office at Georgia Perimeter College (GPC), the student must visit the Student Financial Services Office and accept the FWS award. Then the student must complete a Consent Form for a Criminal Background Check. The student may move forward with receiving a referral (FWS Referral) for a job after cleared (passed) results are established and received. Additional documents issued by the Human Resources office must be completed by the student, while the financial aid office works jointly with the student to find a job. Placements are on a first-come, first-served basis, based on job and funding availability.
The program encourages community service work and work related to the student’s course of study. The FWS award amount is determined when the student applies for work-study, the student’s level of financial need and the funding level at GPC at the time the student applies. In addition to earning money, benefits of the program include flexible schedules, great professional relationships and gaining valuable experiences, as well as on-campus and off-campus positions!
In addition to the Federal Work-Study Program, the college provides a limited number of other student assistantships involving part-time work on campus. Students are employed on an individual basis. Students should consult individual departments for employment opportunities.