Federal Work-Study Program


Patricia Pryor
Financial Aid Advisor/FWS Coordinator
Office 128, Barnes Building, Rocky Mount Campus
(252) 618-6698

Edgecombe Community College student employment work-study program provides job opportunities for students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay educational expenses. The work-study program encourages positions in community services and work-related student’s program of study.

Although many students will qualify, a work-study award is not offered to all eligible students due to limited funding. The work-study program makes a conscious attempt to support the employment needs of all Edgecombe Community College students to the greatest level possible.


To meet eligibility requirements for the Federal Work-Study Program (FWS), students

  • must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or be an eligible non-citizen (as determined by the FAFSA)
  • must complete the FAFSA and demonstrate financial need as calculated by the FAFSA
  • cannot default on a federal student loan or owe a refund on a federal grant
  • must be enrolled part-time in an eligible degree or diploma program during the fall/spring/summer semester according to the federal financial aid regulations
  • must complete the federal Work-Study application
  • are required to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). Students with suspended or terminated financial aid are not eligible to participate in the Federal Work-Study Program.


  • Jobs and funding are limited, so apply early.
  • Your total Work-Study award depends on
    • When you apply
    • Your level of financial need
    • Your school’s funding level.
  • Complete the Federal Work-Study application.

For additional information, visit Federal Student Aid (FSA).

Other Links


The following forms may be requested from the Work-Study Coordinator. Please contact Patricia Pryor.

  • FWS Performance Appraisal
  • FWS Request Form
  • Transfer
  • Resignation
  • Work-Study Packet (Forms)
  • Termination
  • Appeal
  • Denial
  • Discipline Notice

Frequently Asked Questions