Work-Study

The Federal Work-Study (FWS) program is a need-based financial aid program. It provides funds that students earn through part-time employment to help pay the costs of their educational expenses.

Although a FWS award will appear on your award letter, funds must be earned. Funds earned are paid directly to you, monthly, and are not credited to your student account.

Click on the links to the right to learn more about work-study.  

Other Work Opportunities

Mountain View College also provides a limited number of on-campus, part-time employment opportunities for students who do not demonstrate financial need. Your college Career Center often has information on available job openings for students off-campus.

​Federal Work-study at Mountain View

Are you interested in going to school and working on campus? If so, the MVC Federal Work-study (FWS) program could be right for you. Work study has a lot to offer. Complete the application process, and you could find a job at the college that will give you work experience, connections with college staff, and it could mean fewer student loans to repay later.

How to Apply

Here's how to get things started.

  • Complete the FAFSA. Be sure to include the Mountain View College school code — 008503.
  • Confirm with your financial aid office that no additional documents are required.
  • Complete the application.
  • Students must review and sign the policies and guidelines for work study employment. Submit this and your FWS application to the MVC Financial Aid Office.

Once we have your application, we'll send it to the Career Development Center if you're eligible. They will contact you for an interview, and then forward your information to interested divisions and departments across campus.

Hints to Get Hired

When you turn in an application, you'll want to have an edge over the other students. Here are a few of our recommendations.

  1. Feel free to include a résumé. It's not required, but it shows professionalism.
  2. Departments use the contact information you provide to reach you. Please make sure it's legible and current.
  3. In general, use your best hand-writing. If you're tech-savvy, you can fill it out on the computer, print it, and sign at the bottom.
  4. If your class schedule allows it, try to be available mornings. Most students are not.

Departments and Divisions

Curious where you might end up working? Here are some of the places on campus that may be hiring.

  • Admissions Office
  • Advising Center
  • Career Development Center
  • Student Support Services
  • Financial Aid Office
  • Outreach Office
  • Office of Student Life
  • Business Studies Division
  • Communications Division
  • Health and Human Services Division
  • School of the Arts
  • Mathematics and Science Division
  • Social Science Division
  • World Languages Division

Federal College Work-study Job Description

Title Name: Financial Aid Work Study
Employee Category: Work Study
Job Title Code: FAWS
FLSA: Non-Exempt

Job Description Summary/Essential Duties:
Performs routine clerical duties; completes forms; provides information and instructions and gives hand-outs. Sorts and files records and reports. Answers telephone, conveys messages and runs errands. Sorts and distributes mail. Assists with mailings by addressing and stuffing envelopes. Makes copies and send facsimile. May performs other duties as required within the scope of the clerical position.

Physical Demands: Most incumbents work with light, easy to handle materials.

Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from high school or equivalent. Completion of Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) and ability to meet all eligibility requirements determined by FAFSA and institutional Financial Aid policy. No experience required. Some positions require typing. Oral communications skills to support interaction with varying levels of DCCCD staff, students and the general public. 

*Subject to a criminal background check prior to employment with the District.*