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Work Study Information

The Work Study Program at Napa Valley College allows eligible students to gain valuable work experience and earn money while attending school.  A work study award is a form of "self-help" financial aid that provides employment opportunities for students who need financial assistance in order to meet college expenses.  Work study jobs are limited to a maximum of 20 hours per week, but usually have flexible hours to accommodate a student's academic schedule.  Jobs are not guaranteed and eligibility to work must be renewed each academic year.


How to Apply for Work Study

  • Student must schedule an appointment with a Financial Aid Specialist. Further instructions will be given at the appointment.
  • Please be aware that the work study process takes time; it may take up to 8 weeks depending on various factors for a student to get hire. Students must meet eligibility requirements and present documents to get hire and participate in the Work Study Program. The current hourly rate is $ 16.00 and all work study positions have the same hourly rate.


Workflow for Supervisors

Workflow for Students

Workflow for Rehires


Federal Work Study (FWS) is a federally funded program. FWS funding is limited, so not all students who receive a work study award will be able to work.  Students who submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and check the "interested in work study" box are automatically considered for federal work study awards. 

Federal Work Study Eligibility

  • Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Demonstrated financial need.
  • Receive a Federal Work Study award.
  • Have a High School Diploma or its equivalent.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen (international students are not eligible).
  • Enroll in an eligible program leading to a degree or certificate at Napa Valley College.
  • Meet and maintain Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress standards.
  • Males 18-25 years of age must register with the U.S. Selective Service.
  • Must enroll and maintain at least six units per semester.

Students must submit all required documentation necessary to complete their financial aid file in order to determine their financial need and eligibility for Federal Work Study.  NOTE: For priority consideration, submit the FAFSA by March 2nd every year!

Federal Work Study Benefits

A work study award does not guarantee employment, but has benefits not available in regular employment: work study income is not included when financial aid need is determined each year, so eligibility for other types of financial aid may increase, such as scholarships, grants, or subsidized loans.


  • Work study will only be available if funding and job openings are available.
  • Students who drop below 6 units (12 for International students) or fail to meet FA SAP standards will be terminated

Available Positions

Student Assistant General - Financial Aid/EOPS Office

Student Assistant General - Library (FWS Only)



Job Descriptions


Questions? Email the Financial Aid Office at Please allow 24-72 business hours for your email inquiry response.