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Work Study

What is Federal Work Study (FWS)?

Federal work study gives financial aid students the opportunity to work on campus or off campus in order to earn money to pay for educational expenses.

General Work Study Information

Work-study students normally work between 10-20 hours per week in various departments. Jobs available include office aides, tutors, childcare assistants, lab assistants, library aides, etc. Work-study students receive a paycheck once a month (on the 15th of each month) for the hours worked.

How do I apply?

To add your name to the wait list you must have:

1.Submitted a 2017-2018 FAFSA
2.Complete your financial aid file - submit all required documents by Wed., May 11  by 6:30 p.m.
3.Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) – Must be in Good Standing

Please Note:

About the America Counts Tutoring Program

Since our inception in Spring 2004, we have provided over 12,000 hours of community service. Skyline College's Financial Aid Office in coordination with the The Learning Center and local elementary schools are committed to a continued effort in improving the education of our future leaders.

Requirements for the Tutoring Program

  • Receiving financial aid
  • Not on any appeal status (Over 90 Units or on probation)
  • For English tutors: have completed or placed in ENGL 836 or higher
  • For Math tutors: have completed or placed in MATH 110 or higher
  • Ability to make a one year commitment

How to Apply

Fill out a Tutor Application and return it to the Financial Aid Office. For more information, see the Flyer  . You may also contact Aileen Conmigo Phuong or call 650-738-4348.


  • Provide long term and focused tutorial assistance to elementary school-aged children underachieving in reading and math.
  • Provide systematic training to Skyline College undergraduate students in strategies for tutoring.
  • Provide a high quality mentoring program that enriches learning opportunities for both college and elementary school students.
  • Assist community college students by enhancing their education and commitment in learning while serving the community.


  • To motivate others, especially college-aged students, to work with their community schools to help bring about change in young students’ lives.
  • To show how, through Service-Learning, everyone benefits. Whether it is the student who learns to read at a level higher, or the volunteer who learns that by helping one child succeed and learn, society has one more adult that can read and write.


For more information, contact:

Financial Aid Office
Aileen Conmigo Phuong

Information for FWS Supervisors

View the Federal Work Study Supervisor Flow Chart  

For more information, contact:

Financial Aid Office
Aileen Conmigo Phuong