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Paying For School

Student Employment


The Federal Work Study Program (FWS)

Students with financial need as determined by the FAFSA, may use student employment to earn money to help pay for educational expenses. An enrollment status of six (6) or more credits is required. This money is earned and not deducted from the student’s bill. If you are interested in student employment, contact the Office of Financial Aid Services at the campus you attend or see a list of job openings at www.collegecentral.com/hacc

Here are the benefits of work-study at HACC:

  • A work schedule designed around your class schedule.
  • The convenience of working on campus – saves travel time and gas money!
  • Work up to 20 hours per week.
  • HACC’s hourly rate begins at $7.50.
  • You will be paid bi-weekly, based on the number of hours you worked.
  • A chance to gain valuable work experience and build references for future employment.
  • The money you earn through a work-study job is not counted as income on the FAFSA and won’t affect your financial aid eligibility for the following year. NOTE: Work-study earnings are taxable income. They will appear on your W-2 Form and must be included as part of your adjusted gross income for federal and state tax purposes.
  • Studies show a positive link between academic performance and having a part-time job.

The HACC Student Employment Program (SEP)
The College also offers part-time employment in campus offices and activities to students who do not qualify for FWS. Positions available are listed with the Career and Transfer offices on the Harrisburg, Gettysburg, Lancaster, Lebanon, and York campuses and also at www.collegecentral.com/hacc.
  • The student must complete a FAFSA in order to be considered for the HACC Student Employment Program (SEP).
  • Individual departments pay for a student's wages out of their own budget. Therefore, the availability of jobs is determined by funding levels.

The PHEAA State Work Study Program (SWSP)
PHEAA conducts off campus State Work Study Programs (SWSP) which can be arranged for any term. The positions are career related and provide work experience that coincides with the student's major. To be eligible for the program, students must be Pennsylvania residents and eligible for a PHEAA State grant or a subsidized Federal Stafford Loan.
  • Students can arrange to work under this program during the Fall, Spring or Summer terms.
  • Employers benefit under this program because they are reimbursed for a portion of the student's wages.
  • Eligible students need to complete the State Work-Study ApplicationTo view job opportunities check the online SWSP Job Search.