Work Study

College of the Desert Financial Aid office offers the Federal Work Study (FWS) program which provides part-time employment in order to earn money to help pay for educational costs for those students with or without financial need. The amount of a Work-Study award depends on the student's financial need and the availability of funds at College of the Desert. Pay rates may vary, but will not be less than the current minimum wage and students generally work up to 20 hours per week.

Applying for Work Study Jobs

When applying for a Work-Study job at College of the Desert, be sure to follow these steps:

  1. Complete the FAFSA application and missing documents in the self-service portal to determine your eligibility for Work-Study.

  2. View open Work-Study positions by going to handshake

  3. After you have identified a position for which you wish to apply, please follow the instructions in the notes section. Hiring occurs year round and is based on funding availability.