UACCM Financial Aid

Federal Work Study

The Federal Work Study (FWS) Program provides funds for part-time employment to assist eligible students with financing their college costs. FWS wages are funded by the federal government through the U.S. Department of Education and are paid twice a month by check or direct deposit through the UACCM Payroll Department. FWS is a need-based program; therefore, not all students can qualify. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for more information about FWS or to check your eligibility.

Checklist for Federal Work Study Applicants

    • Step 1

      Apply for federal aid.
      (i.e., Pell grant, loans, and work study. Also required for most state scholarships or grants)

      Create an Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) and password and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). Your FSA ID serves as your electronic signature and provides access to your personal records. You will need your FSA ID to access your federal student aid records online in order to view or make changes to your records. Dependent students will also be required to have a parent create their own FSA ID and password.

      While completing the FAFSA, be sure to add UACCM's code 005245.

      Suggested FAFSA Deadlines:

      • June 1 — To begin receiving aid in Fall
      • November 1 — To begin receiving aid in Spring
      • April 1 — To begin receiving aid in Summer

      Students must reapply for the next academic year (fall to summer) prior to that fall semester.

      Step 2

      Check for and submit other required paperwork.

      Watch for emails from the Financial Aid Office to the address listed on FAFSA requesting documentation or login to CampusConnect > Acct Info > Review Financial Aid approximately a week after you submit the FAFSA® to see what related paperwork must be submitted.

      Examples of supporting documents that may be requested:

      • UACCM Admissions Requirements (Call 501-977-2053 to check your status.)
      • Verification worksheet
      • IRS tax return transcript
      • W-2s
      • Evidence of child support
      • Parent(s) IRS tax return transcript (if dependent student)
      • Parent(s) W-2s (if dependent student)

      If supporting documents do not match the information submitted on the FAFSA, it will delay completing your Pell grant award and any loans. Additional documentation may then be required.

      Step 3

      Complete a Federal Work Study Application Through Workday.

      A current list of job openings can be found below.

      Please note: You will need to set up a Workday account in order to apply for any position.

      Eligibility will be determined at this point or an award will appear on the student's Financial Aid award offer. Keep in mind that a Federal Work Study award does not guarantee those funds as the student must be chosen by a supervisor for a position.

      Step 4

      Contact the Department Supervisor listed below that has an available job opening for an interview.

      Step 5

      If chosen for a position, the hiring supervisor or Financial Aid Office will contact you to complete a Federal Work Study hiring packet.

Current Openings