Both the federal and state College Work-Study programs provide jobs on campus for undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need who must or prefer to work while in school in order to meet their educational expenses. Work hours are flexible and generally fit the student’s class schedule. Students are paid the prevailing minimum wage twice monthly. Each work-study student is awarded an amount that cannot be exceeded. Once the student’s award is earned, employment is terminated. Employment thru the work-study program does not make the student eligible for unemployment compensation when the job is terminated and/or the school term ends. The number of hours work study students are allowed to work per week varies. The average is 15 hours per week. To qualify for work-study employment, students must be enrolled at least half-time. Eligible students should apply for the work-study program by completing an application for work-study employment in the Financial Aid Office. Job notices are posted in the financial aid office and on the VC financial aid homepage. Most openings are for typists, office aides and lab assistants. The student is responsible for scheduling interviews with supervisors of jobs in which they are interested.