Student Employment Programs

City College of San Francisco has the following 3 student employment programs that assist students with gaining work experience on a part-time basis.

Federal Work Study (FWS) Program

Federal Work-Study Program (FWS)

The Federal Work-Study Program is a federally funded program that assists students with their cost of education. The FWS program assists students earn financial funding through a part-time work program. The program is based on financial need and students must meet federal eligibility requirements every year to qualify for the program.  In order to qualify for the FWS program students must apply for federal assistance through the Free Application for Federal Student (FAFSA) annually. The program will determine if students qualify and how much they will be awarded.

The FWS program is a 3 step process to complete before a FWS student can be officially offered employment through a department:

Step 1:   Students who may be eligible to receive a Federal Work-Study Award for the 2016 - 2017 year will receive a Federal Work-Study Eligibility Notification Letter (this is not an award).  At this point, students can begin working with the Office of Student Employment and search for available positions through Web4.

Step 2:   Student must receive a step 1 notification before step 2 can be submitted to the Financial Aid Office. Once a student secures a job offer with a hiring supervisor, the Financial Aid Office will require the student to submit a Federal Work-Study Referral Form completed by the hiring department supervisor.  Once the Financial Aid Office receives the completed section from the hiring supervisor, eligibility and awarding will be completed.

Step 3:  Hiring supervisor and student will receive an email from the Financial Aid Office confirming eligibility and award amount. This will confirm the FWS eligibility process has been completed. The student is responsible for finalizing all remaining SHEP steps before being allowed to begin employment.

The following resources are available  Federal Work-Study (FWS) Student Employment Handbook and  Federal Work-Study Supervisor Handbook.


CalWORKs (CWS) Work-Study Program

The CalWORKs Work-Study Program is a state funded program that assists students in earning cash while learning important job skills through on-campus opportunities. The program provides job readiness training to enhance work performance skills and do not need Financial Aid eligibility to participate.  The students must be a CalWORKs participant and eligible to work up to 15-20 hours per week. Interested in CalWORKs work-study program please contact CalWORKs Department.



Lab Aide is a term CCSF uses to identify our general fund. Student workers who are ineligible for FWS or CalWORKs can apply for Lab Aide funded positions as long as you meet all the SHEP requirements. For information on lab aide positions contact the Office of Student Employment.


Please click on the following link for Student Hiring Eligibility Process (SHEP).