Federal Work Study - Optometry School Financial Aid | SCO
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Approximately 200 part-time jobs were awarded last year to students who requested work-study on their financial aid applications.

Work-study funds are limited, so preference is given to eligible students in the order that their financial aid applications are completed. If you would like to know if you are eligible for FWS, please call or come by our office. If you have been awarded FWS funds, you must work to earn the funds in order to receive them. If you are looking for a job, we have a list of departments allocated FWS funds for the current year. Just call or come by if you are interested in one. If you have been awarded FWS funds and are unable to earn the total amount, you may turn your FWS funds into loans.

A limited number of off-campus community service jobs are available in our FWS program. These positions are at a higher wage rate than on-campus jobs, and involve work that benefits the community rather than the College. We select applicants on a first-come, first-served basis, giving preference to first-year students who have past experience in a community service program, or in other volunteer work, or who can otherwise demonstrate commitment to community service. These positions involve tutoring elementary and middle school children.

The work-study wage rate is currently $11 - $15 per hour. During the school year you may average no more than 20 hours of work per week. Most students work less than 10 hours per week. You will be paid by check at the end of each month for work actually performed during the month.

Our Financial Aid Office staff will help you with the work-study procedures. If interested, please email Financial Aid at cgarner@sco.edu or call the FA office at (901) 722-3207 or (800) 238-0180, #3.