Financial Aid and Scholarships

Federal Work Study

Get a student job on campus!

Federal Work-Study provides part-time jobs for students with financial need, both on and off-campus. Students can work a maximum of 20 hours per week and earn money to pay for educational expenses. Students can earn up to $2,500 per semester or $5,000 per year for up to 3 years at Cabrillo. There are several departments on campus that have positions to fill each semester on a first-come, first-served basis. Funds are limited, so not all qualifying students will receive an award.

To be considered eligible:

  • Students need to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress

  • Complete a current FAFSA application

  • Students must be eligible for employment

  • Students should be registered in 6 or more units

  • Students must have a completed file with financial aid and remaining unmet financial need

The waitlist opens at the beginning of July each year and remains open while work-study funds are available. After adding your name to the waitlist, the Work-Study Coordinator will contact you if you are eligible to be awarded. It will be your responsibility to utilize the online job board to find open opportunities, contact potential employers and apply for open positions. If you are hired, you will need to complete new hire paperwork with Student Employment and contact the Work-Study Coordinator so that they can award you with Federal Work-Study Funds for the school year.

If you are a returning work-study student or have already been awarded Federal Work-Study, visit the student employment page to access the job board of available positions at Cabrillo, or contact your previous employer to see if your prior work-study position is still available. Returning students who meet eligibility requirements, will be given priority over waitlisted students. Federal Work-Study can be used in conjunction with Student Resource and Support Network funding.

Students are required to submit a timecard to their supervisor by the 19th of each month for every pay period they work. Paychecks are disbursed through BankMobile Disbursements, a technology solution, powered by BMTX, Inc. and students are paid on the 10th of the following month. It is the student's responsibility to track their working and remaining hours and submit their timecard to their supervisor in a timely manner.

For more information contact Financial Aid and Federal Work-Study : or call (831) 479-6548