What is the Work Study Program?

The Work Study Program provides on-campus employment during the academic year, to students who demonstrate financial need.  To be eligible student must be enrolled in at least 6 credits per semester.  Work Study eligibility requires a student to demonstrate need as determined by the FAFSA.

Students may work 10 – 20 hours per week during the academic year.  Students are paid the minimum hourly rate of $10.10 per hour.  Although Work Study earnings are not taxable income, those earnings are not counted on determining eligibility for financial aid.

Work Study participation is both competitive and limited.  Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible for eligibility to be determined.  Due to funding limitations and job availability, Northwestern Connecticut Community College cannot guarantee job placement for all eligible applicants.


To inquire about available Work Study Positions please visit the NCCC Financial Aid Office located on the second floor of Greenwoods Hall. 


Work Study Students are required to meet with NCCC Career Counselor, Samantha Palombizio once per semester.  The goal of this meeting is to make sure the Work Study Student is enjoying his/ her position on campus and has the support and resources he/ she needs to get the most out of the position; for the purpose of becoming as competitive of possible upon entering/ re-entering the workforce.


*Disclaimer: Work Study jobs are not guaranteed.  Eligible students may pick up an application from the NCCC Financial Aid Office.  The Financial Aid Office will than determine if the student is eligible.  Work Study awards are dependent on the availability of funding and may be withdrawn or subject to change depending on this availability.