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Federal Work Study Program

  • Must complete the FAFSA.
  • Depending on available funding, students generally work 10 to 15 hours per week for the school, while classes are in session. (Maximum of 20 hours)
  • Students must pass a criminal background check to qualify for employment.
  • It is a general practice that students do not work in their program of study.
  • Earnings are at least the minimum wage amount
  • Apply early; jobs are very limited.
  • Please apply for Work Study by visiting https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/vgcceduNC/ . A resume and a cover letter are required, but are for practice.
  • Priority is given to students who are enrolled in at least 9 credit hours for fall and spring terms and 6 credit hours for summer term
  • Student will not receive payment for work done during scheduled class time
  • Paychecks are received at the end of each month
  • Depending on the student’s employment start date, there may be a minimum delay of 2 -1/2 weeks before new work study students receive their first paycheck.
  • Students may have to interview with prospective supervisors

Contact: Randall Thornton , at (252) 738-3248, for additional information.