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Student Employment

Jobs For Matadors

The work experience received through Arizona Western College’s student employment program enhances student education by providing an enriching work environment while developing essential job skills and beneficial employment habits.  The Career Services Office currently administers two student employment programs: Federal Work-Study (FWS) and College Payroll (CPR).  Eligible students interested in either of these programs must meet with a Career Services representative for further information and requirements. 


PURPOSE OF THE PROGRAM: The Federal Work-Study Program provides on or off-campus part-time employment for eligible students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay their educational expenses.  The program encourages work complimentary to the chosen course of study and community service work.  The minimum wage salary is provided by the federal government.

Generally the greatest number of FWS jobs are located at AWC's main campus and various centers.  However, AWC also has an off-campus community service program for Federal work-study students with certain agencies in Yuma, San Luis and Somerton.  For more information regarding these positions, see Career Services.

FWS Eligibility:

A student is eligible for FWS only if all of the following are met:

  • The student has financial “need” as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • The student is enrolled at AWC for at least 6 credits per semester and maintains satisfactory academic progress.
  • The student is a US citizen or an eligible non-citizen.
  • The student has a 2.0 or better cumulative GPA

Note: Neither application or eligibility guarantees work-study placement. 

Awarding FWS:

  • Student must have a completed and verified (if necessary) FAFSA on file.  FWS monies will not be awarded without a completed financial aid file.
  • Funds are awarded to students based upon financial need after all Financial Aid requirements have been met.
  • Federal Work-Study is not a grant and a check will not be generated for awarded funds; students must secure a job before receiving any monies.
  • Since FWS earnings are first applied to outstanding school fees as hours are worked, students will receive paychecks only after all school costs are paid.


PURPOSE OF THE PROGRAM: The CPR Program provides on campus part-time employment for students enrolled in at least 6 credits hours at AWC and maintaining satisfactory academic progress.  Students are encouraged to work in an area that is complimentary to their program of study.  The minimum wage salary is provided by Arizona Western College.

CPR Eligibility:

A student is eligible for CPR only if all of the following are met:

  • The student has completed an application with the Career Services department 
  • The student is enrolled at AWC for at least 6 credits per semester and maintains satisfactory academic progress.
  • The student is hired by an AWC Department which has institutional funds budgeted for CPR employment.

CPR Procedures:

  • Interested students must contact the Career Services office for a list of available employers and an application for employment.
  • Career Services will then instruct the student as to any further requirements.
  • Since CPR monies are first applied to outstanding school fees as hours are worked, students will receive paychecks only after all school costs are paid.

NOTE: College Payroll monies are very limited.  Neither application nor eligibilty guarantees position placement.


Arizona Western College does not discriminate in admission or access to, treatment or employment in its services, programs or activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability.


Arizona Western College prohíbe la discriminación en el empleo en base a la raza, el color, la religión, el sexo, la nacionalidad, la religión, la edad o la discapacidad de las personas. La habilidad limitada del idioma inglés no es una barrera para la admisión o la participación de las carreras técnicas y vocacionales disponibles en la institución.

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