Oregon Coast Community College Student Employment

The purpose of student employment at Oregon Coast Community College (OCCC) is to provide meaningful part-time employment for students that enhances their educational or career goals along with providing opportunity to utilize their earnings to meet their educational expenses.

OCCC offers Federal Work Study (FWS) student employment. 

Eligibility Guidelines
    • Be a degree-seeking student 
    • Attend college at least half-time (6 or more credits).
    • Be eligible to work and provide documentation of eligibility to work in the United States.
    • Be eligible for Federal Work Study (FWS)
    • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress according to policy requirements located online at OCCC SAP .
Student Employment Benefits
    • Provides job opportunities for students in need of financial assistance to meet college costs.
    • Provides opportunities to gain skills that will enhance future educational and career goals.
    • Provides beneficial resume’ building experience and training.
Federal Work-Study (FWS) Overview

Students receive FWS based on financial need and eligibility requirements. The program’s intention is to assist students in obtaining jobs that will help defray the cost of their education and provide students with training to increase employability upon graduation. Students are encouraged, as much as possible, to seek employment related to their degree or career destination. Earnings are not considered when calculating financial need for future financial aid.

               Steps to receive a FWS award/offer:

      1. Complete FAFSA at fafsa.gov.
      2. Complete all OCCC Financial Aid package requirements.
      3. Submit a FWS Request Form.

     Once the request form is submitted, students will then be notified of their FWS award status within three business days. 

  • 2022-23 Academic year has funding for 6 FWS employment opportunities
General Application Information

Student Employment(FWS) positions will be listed on OCCC’s recruitment website.  OCCC Employment Opportunities

Students will search for Student Employment on the Employment Opportunities page.  Student ID number is a required  for the employment application

It is the expectation that students will begin looking for their FWS position in late August through early September and apply no later than September 15, as this is when the first review of applications will begin.  It is also the expectation that students be hired into a FWS position, or actively engaged in the hiring process, no later than week 2 of the term.

After students complete their application, supervisors will then contact them for interviews.

The Student Employment Handbook is a complete guide to student employment for students and supervisors.

Payroll Calendar 

Academic Year Calendar 

Contact Information

Federal Work Study(FWS) Related- Kimberly Jones, Director Financial Aid   finaid@oregoncoast.edu      Email is preferred

Human Resources – Joy Gutknecht,  Director Human Resources  joy.gutknecht@oregoncoast.edu    541.867.8515

Financial Aid is responsible for administrating Federal Work-Study (FWS) and Human Resources supports this function.


Joy Gutknecht

Joy Gutknecht

Director of Human Resources


AA Accounting, Madison Area Technical College


Phone: 541-867-8515

Email: joy.gutknecht@oregoncoast.edu