The Federal Work-Study program is based on need, and provides Penn College students with the opportunity to work part-time during Fall and Spring Semesters, and up to 25 hours per week during Summer Semester, to earn money to help pay for educational expenses.
Work hours are arranged around your class schedule. An approved wage is paid every two weeks by direct deposit into your checking or savings account. Federal Work-Study is not deducted from your eBill because you get paid for the hours that you actually work.
To be considered for a Federal Work-Study position at Penn College:
- Be sure you previously submitted your Penn College Financial Aid Authorization (FAA) in the Financial Information section of SIS.
- Complete a FAFSA for the academic year.
- Complete a Work-Study application via myPCT Portal starting the week before Fall or Spring Semester begins. For summer Work-Study, you can apply on the first day of Summer and Fall scheduling.
If you qualify, you will be notified via email and you must accept or reject the award by return email. It is important to list all hours of your availability on the work-study application, as well as your work experience and the major in which you are enrolled.
While we make every attempt to place a student in an area that matches their major, this is not always possible. Note that we typically receive more applications than we have open positions. It is your responsibility to find a position which fits your academic schedule and for adhering to the work schedule that you and your supervisor agree upon.