Federal Work Study Program 

Funding for work-study is allocated through Title IV funds from the Federal government. Students must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) before applying for federal work study. Work study applications can then be completed and turned into the Financial Aid Office. Applications are kept on file for one academic year. Falsification of any federal work-study documents may be grounds for dismissal. A minimum 2.0 GPA is required for employment.

When and How Much Can Student Employees Work

Depending on available funding, students generally work 10 to 15 hours per week for the school, while classes are in session. The needs of the supervisor determine the workload for student employees. Students are awarded for two semesters: Fall and Spring. Summer work study may be awarded if there are funds available.

Payroll Information

Time sheets must be received in the Financial Aid Office by the 5th of each month. The current pay rate is $12.00 per hour.  Checks are released from the Business Office, which is in the A Building, on the last working day of each month. The pay received on the last day of the month is for the time worked in the previous month. Student may be asked to show identification. Students are paid for time worked from the 1st of the month to the last day of the month. Piedmont Community College has the authority to hold pay checks until all required paperwork is complete.

Responsibilities of Student Employees

  • Submit the appropriate employment documents and paperwork to the Financial Aid Office prior to beginning the assignment. 
  • Maintain an accurate time sheet and have it verified and signed by the supervisor and turn it in to the Financial Aid Office by the 5th of every month. 
  • Notify your current supervisor and the Financial Aid Office if you stop working or if you stop attending college. 
  • Apply for financial aid and provide all documentation requested. 
  • Report to work as scheduled.
  • Do not work during any scheduled class time or holidays. 
  • Keep information confidential. 
  • Don’t misuse phone, computer or other equipment. 
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress.

Responsibilities of Supervisors

  • Coordinate the work schedule with the employee. 
  • Verify and sign time sheets. 
  • Monitor the quality of the student’s work. 


Student employment may be terminated for unsatisfactory performance, for habitual tardiness, for chronic absenteeism, for failure to follow the rules set by the office or the department where employed, or for any other reason deemed appropriate by the college.


Rachel E. Johnson
Director, Financial Aid & Veterans Affairs
(336) 322-2108 | E115