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Work Study & Student Employment

Work Study/Student Employment Program

These programs help students earn part of their college expenses while attending school. To be considered for the majority of student employment funds, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Federal Work-Study Program

Federal Work-Study Program is a federally funded program designed to help provide employment for qualified students who demonstrate a financial need as determined by the FAFSA. These are on-campus jobs that are located on the Carson City, Fallon and Douglas campuses. The hours worked are arranged around the student’s class schedule, not to exceed 20 hours per week. Students must be enrolled at least half-time to be eligible for this program.

To be considered for Federal Work-Study, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Learn more about the application process at Applying for Aid.

This federal program provides limited funding, which is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to students who meet the April 1 priority filing deadline. Student who don’t initially receive an award are encouraged to add their name to the Work-Study waiting list, located in the Financial Assistance Office.

Federal Work-Study recipients must be enrolled in at least six units and demonstrate financial need. WNC begins awarding this fund after April 1 of each year and awards to student with the lowest EFC, enrolled in six units or more, have indicated on their FAFSA they are interested in Work-Study, and with the earliest FAFSA completion date.

Award amounts are based on remaining financial need and range from $1000-$3000 per semester.

Nevada Student Employment Program

Nevada Student Employment Program is a state-funded program based on financial need as determined by the FAFSA. Students must be a Nevada resident and enrolled at least half-time. Like federal work-study, these are on-campus jobs that are located on the Carson City, Fallon and Douglas campuses. The hours worked are arranged around the student’s class schedule, not to exceed 20 hours per week.

This state funded program provides limited funding, which is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to students who meet the April 1 priority filing deadline. Student who don’t initially receive an award are encouraged to add their name to the Work-Study waiting list, located in the Financial Assistance Office.

Nevada Student Employment Program recipients must be enrolled in at least six units and demonstrate financial need. WNC begins awarding this fund after April 1 of each year and awards to student with the lowest EFC, enrolled in six units or more, have indicated on their FAFSA they are interested in Work-Study, and with the earliest FAFSA completion date.

Award amounts are based on remaining financial need and range from $1000-$3000 per semester.

Western Student Employment Program

Western Student Employment Program is a Nevada access employment program for students who have demonstrated financial need as determined by the FAFSA and is designed to help provide employment for qualified students who demonstrate a financial need. These are on-campus jobs that are located on the Carson City, Fallon and Douglas campuses. The hours worked are arranged around the student’s class schedule, not to exceed 20 hours per week. Students must be enrolled at least half-time to be eligible for this program.

This institution funded program provides limited funding, which is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to students and to continuing work-study students. Student who don’t initially receive an award are encouraged to add their name to the Work-Study waiting list, located in the Financial Assistance Office.

Western Student Employment Program recipients must be enrolled in at least six units and demonstrate financial need. WNC begins awarding this fund after April 1 of each year and awards to student with the lowest EFC, enrolled in six units or more, have indicated on their FAFSA they are interested in Work-Study, and with the earliest FAFSA completion date.

Award amounts are based on remaining financial need and range from $1000-$3000 per semester.

Regents Service Program

Regents Service Program is a state funded program based on criteria established by the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents. To be eligible, Nevada residents must be enrolled at least half-time and must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Head of household.
  • Single parent who has never attended college or has had a break in enrollment of two years or more.
  • First person in their immediate family to pursue a certificate or degree beyond high school.
  • Not receiving support from parents or family.
  • Have unusual financial circumstances.

WNC uses the funds from this program to support literacy by providing reading tutors to the elementary schools within our service area. These tutors provide individual and group tutoring at the elementary schools. A FAFSA is not required for this program. Applications are available in the Financial Assistance Office.

Student Employment/Department Pay

Sometimes a campus department will have funds they can use to cover wages for student employees. These positions are listed on the job board without including “work study” in the title.