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Federal Work-StudyCOA Student Jobs

What is Federal Work-Study?

Federal Work Study Funds for 2021 – 2022 have been expended.

The Federal Work-Study (FWS) program provides opportunities for eligible students to be placed in part-time jobs that accommodate their academic schedules. We offer FWS positions in numerous departments throughout College of The Albemarle (COA).

Potential FWS Positions

COA is currently paying students $10 per hour.

COA – Dare Business Office: Clerical Assistant
Library: Library Assistant
COA – Edenton-Chowan TBA
COA – Elizabeth City Student Success and Enrollment Management: Office Assistant
Basic Skills: Clerical Assistant
Business Office: Clerical Assistant
Business Office Technology: Office Assistant
Community Auditorium: Clerical Operations Assistant
Computer, Engineering and Information Technology Division: Office Assistant
Developmental Studies: Tutor
Educational Opportunity Center: Office Assistant
Human Resources: Clerical Assistant
Instruction: Clerical Assistant
Learning Lab: Clerical Assistant
Library: Library Assistant
Foundation: Office Assistant
Financial Aid: Clerical Assistant
Secondary Education: Clerical Assistant
Small Business: Office Assistant
COA – Currituck TBA
Off Campus TBA

FWS Authorization

Authorizations acknowledge that you’re eligible to hold an FWS position, and will be written for available positions beginning in August.

To be eligible to hold FWS positions, you’ll need to meet the following criteria:

The amount of FWS assistance we can offer reflects the maximum amount of money you’ll be eligible to earn. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll earn the entire amount during the academic year. Your earnings are determined by the rate of pay associated with your job and the number of hours you work per week. Students employed under FWS are paid on a monthly basis.

Earning the FWS award is contingent upon working sufficient hours that don’t conflict with your classes. You may only work during scheduled school terms, and not during holidays or scheduled class times. Awards don’t extend beyond the academic year, and you can’t be paid more than you’ve been awarded by COA. Please keep track of your FWS earnings so that you don’t exceed your award.

If you graduate in December, or you won’t be enrolled for at least 6 credit hours in the spring term, you’ll need to stop working the last day of the fall semester.

FWS earnings are considered taxable income and are treated just like any other employment on your tax returns.


  • Askew, Michelle

  • Admissions and Financial Aid Technician

  • COA – Elizabeth City: AE 141

  • 252-335-0821 ext. 2385