Federal Work Study

Program Overview

The Work Study Program at Louisburg College is designed to provide financial assistance to students through part-time employment to help them meet the costs associated with postsecondary education. In addition to providing opportunities for students to earn a portion of their educational costs, the program provides valuable work experience the student can carry with them beyond Louisburg College. Student development of character and preparation for the job market are fundamental goals of the program.

We seek to provide Work Study students with:

  • Opportunities for career development
  • Educational Experiences
  • Opportunities to demonstrate social responsibility
  • An environment to serve others
  • Opportunities for personal growth
  • "Self-help" financial aid with less long-term debt

Students are paid minimum wage with an earning cap of $600.00 per semester. This will usually allow the student to work approximately 6-8 hours per week. The Work Study Program offers no sick leave, vacation or holiday pay. Work during the winter and spring breaks must be approved by the supervisor and Work Study Coordinator.

All Work Study paychecks are done through Direct Deposit. No paper checks will be issued. If students do not currently have a checking or savings account, they will be given the opportunity to set one up with the local First Citizens Bank.


Students must demonstrate financial need to be eligible to participate in the Work Study Program. This process involves completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Because of the limited funding for Work Study, we are unable to offer this assistance to all eligible participants.

Eligibility requirements include:

  • Completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen

  • Must have a minimum of a 2.0 GPA to participate

  • Must have a demonstrated financial need as determined by the FAFSA

Application Process

Students may apply online for Work Study by visiting the list of Departments and Positions below, which has descriptions of available positions. Students can apply for up to three positions with one application by clicking on the " FWS Application" link below or in the gray navigation bar.

work study application

Students must be sure to indicate job preferences in order (1st choice, 2nd choice, etc.). Once applications are completed, they can click on the "submit" button. 

Qualified applicants will be called in for a job interview with the appropriate supervisor. After final determinations are made from the pool of applicants per department, the student will be notified by the Work Study Coordinator. All hired Work Study students must complete all required paperwork and attend a mandatory Work Study Orientation Session before they can begin work. Students will be sent the required paperwork and Orientation Dates in advance.

The remaining pool of applicants will remain on a Work Study Waiting List.