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Employment Program (Federal Work Study)

Federal Work Study: This is a need-based “self-help” aid program which allows students to earn money by working a part-time job (up to 20 hours per week) on campus. Students are paid only for hours worked twice per month. Payment is in the form of paychecks that are directly deposited into the student’s bank account. Money is not available prior to the term for covering tuition and fees.

If you wish to participate in the Federal Work Study program you will need to accept your Federal Work Study award on your STAR account within 30 days or it will be canceled for no response and may not be reinstated. Students who accept Federal Work Study must pick up their authorization form during Student Services Days or the first 21 days of the semester at the Enrollment Services Office. All assignments will be made in person. Our office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Any student participating in the program who is not already on payroll with the college will need to complete the necessary paperwork for payroll prior to working. The payroll office is located in the Administration Building and will also be available during Student Services Days. If you have additional questions regarding the payroll process you may contact the Payroll office at 304.788.6829 or send an e-mail to

What to bring for payroll processing:

• State ID (driver’s license) or other form of photo identification

• Original Social Security Card or birth certificate or US Passport

• Voided check or official letter from bank (with bank letterhead) stating student’s name, routing number and checking account number