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For details about student employment, please see the Foothill-DeAnza Student Employment Policies &
Student employment opportunities at Foothill College are part-time positions. Wages begin at $10 per hour and can reach $16.75 per hour depending on position, level, and time on the job. Students are limited to working a maximum of 19 hours per week. This limit applies whether school is in session or not. To be eligible for student employment, a student must have:
The Federal Work-Study Program provides job opportunities on campus (on a
first-come, first-served basis) for students who have applied for federal
financial aid at Foothill and been offered a FWS award based on financial need.
Several "community service" work opportunities (some off campus) are also
offered through this program. A student's FWS job earnings for the academic year
cannot exceed the dollar amount of their FWS award.
Once offered an award, the student has a limited time to come to the Financial Aid Office to accept that award before the offer expires. The student must then meet with the Financial Aid Office Student Employment Representative to arrange for a FWS job interview from the list of available jobs.
In addition to the requirements for all student employees, FWS employees must maintain financial aid eligibility. They must also be enrolled in and earn at least 6 units each quarter they work. (Important: You must receive a ‘D’ or better for units to be considered “earned.”) Student workers who fail to earn at least 6.0 financial-aid-eligible units any quarter they work or who fail to maintain a 2.0 Quarterly GPA will be ineligible to work the following quarter. Those who continue working after dropping below their required units (or after ceasing to actively participate in courses required to maintain the required units) will lose employment privileges for an additional quarter. ( Note: LINC courses are not financial-aid eligible.)
Please be aware that a FWS award offer does not guarantee a job and that a student's award offer will not be "accepted" until they are actually hired for a position. Foothill College has a limited number of FWS jobs that can be filled and funded each academic year. Once that number of jobs has been filled, all unaccepted awards will be expired. The academic year begins July 1st (Summer Quarter). Bottom line: The earlier you apply for a job, the better your chances of getting one.
How do you apply for a job? Once you have been offered a Federal Work Study award and have enrolled in at least 6.0 units for the quarter in which you want to work, you should come to Foothill's Financial Aid Office to request instructions for taking the next steps.
Beginning late October/early November of each academic year, the Financial Aid Office begins a waitlist for financial-aid-eligible students who are interested in a Federal Work Study position. We can draw from that list if new funds become available and/or if new positions need to be filled. If you would like your name added to that list, please go to the Financial Aid Office front desk. If you are interested in a particular position or type of position, let our staff know so they can make a note of it. Once your name is on the list, it’s a good idea to email firstname.lastname@example.org at the beginning of each new quarter to let her know you are still interested in employment.
Unlike FWS jobs, there is no central listing of District-funded student jobs. To
find these job opportunities, students must go to the various departments to see
whether anyone is interested in hiring them. Once they are offered a job, they
must meet with the Student Employment Representative at the Financial Aid Office
to complete the hiring process.
Enrollment requirements: Students in District-funded positions must be enrolled in and earn at least 12 units each quarter they work (some exceptions exist for Summer). Students whose District-funded position is funded all or in part by CalWorks are only required to be enrolled in and earn 6 units each quarter they work. (Important: You must receive a ‘D’ or better for units to be considered “earned.”) Note: LINC courses do not count toward minimum required units.) Student workers who fail to earn at least 12.0 units (6.0 units for CalWorks-funded employees) any quarter they work or who fail to maintain a 2.0 Quarterly GPA will be ineligible to work the following quarter. Students who continue working after dropping below their required units (or after ceasing to actively participate in courses required to maintain the required units) will lose employment privileges for an additional quarter.