Financial Aid Programs
Types of Student Employment
District-Funded Student Jobs
District-funded student jobs are open to any student who is enrolled in at least 12 units at Foothill College and who meets the academic eligibility requirements (see below).
- Important note about the 12-unit requirement: The 12 units must be in courses that have all begun by the date on which you begin work. Example: If you are enrolled in 12 units for Spring Quarter, with 8 units beginning the first week of the quarter and 4 units beginning May 15, you would not be eligible to start work until May 15.
Exceptions to the 12-unit requirement include:
- CalWorks students need to be enrolled in 6 units.
- Students with a verified accommodation of less-than-12-unit-full-time-load may request consideration of a reduction in the number of units required for employment.
All district-funded student jobs are on campus. There are no listings for these positions. You will need to apply directly to the departments you are interested in.
Note for International Students: District-funded student jobs are the only campus jobs that you would be eligible for.
Student Employment Summer 2020: Normally, Summer session district-funded student employees must be enrolled in at least 6 units for summer. That requirement will be waived this summer for any student who earned at least 12 units at Foothill Spring Quarter 2021 with a Spring-Quarter GPA of at least 2.0. Note: More taxes may be withheld when a student works while enrolled in fewer than 6.0 units.
Federal Work-Study Student Jobs
FWS jobs are only open to students who have submitted a FAFSA for financial aid and have a Pell Grant award, a Federal Direct Student Loan offer, or a “work-study job option” message in their financial aid award letter for the academic year in which they will work.
You must be enrolled in at least 6 units at Foothill College to apply. (This includes summer quarter.)
- Important note about the 6-unit requirement: The 6 units must be in courses that have all begun by the date on which you begin work. Example: If you are enrolled in 6 units for Spring Quarter, with 4 units beginning the first week of the quarter and 2 units beginning May 15, you would not be eligible to start work until May 15.
In addition, you must be in an eligible financial-aid status and meet the academic eligibility requirements (below) that apply to all student employees.
Federal Work-Study student employees can only earn up to the Federal Work-Study award amount they are given. This amount can often be adjusted upward as the year goes on, so don't hesitate to ask for an increase if you need or want one.
Academic Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible for student employment, Foothill must be your primary college and, if you are not a first-time Foothill-De Anza Community College District student, you must have:
fewer than 180 attempted units at Foothill and De Anza Colleges combined (this includes units transferred in and units taken through Middle College);
- a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 (if you have a Foothill/De Anza GPA); and
- a quarterly GPA of at least 2.0 in your most recent quarter*
*Students who drop below a 2.0 Quarterly GPA will be eligible to work as soon as they earn a 2.0 GPA or higher in a quarter in which they earn at least 6.0 units.
- What if you want to apply for your first campus job but do not quite have a 2.0 your most recent quarter? Do you think you could earn a 2.0 (or better) if you had a campus job? If yes, you can still apply. When you apply, let the hiring supervisor know about your GPA, any special circumstances that may have prevented you from getting a 2.0 in prior quarters, and your goal to make a 2.0 (or better) going forward. If you're a good candidate for the job, we would like to talk with you to see if we can make a special arrangement that would benefit you and the department you'd be working in.
Why Work for Foothill College
Foothill College student jobs give you an opportunity to earn money at a job on or near campus and to work with employers sensitive to the demands of your coursework.
Student Job Openings
There may be other job opportunities that are not listed here. You can email any Foothill department to express your interest in job opportunities.
District-Funded Student Jobs--partial listing
We normally do NOT post district-funded student job openings. Students are asked to contact individual departments to see whether they are hiring.
However, we will list jobs here as we become aware of them to help guide you.
NOTE: This list is not exhaustive. You'll find Federal Work-Study job openings on the Federal Work-Study webpage.
Current District-Funded Jobs
1) Campus Police: Student Security Assistant I: If you meet the eligibility requirements for district-funded student employment, email Sarvjit Dhillon at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Note: If you meet the eligibility requirements for Federal Work-Study positions, please apply instead to the FWS job posting you'll find there.
Federal Work Study Job Postings
Several Federal Work-Study positions are still available, including on-campus jobs as Technical Assistant with ETS.
To learn more, go to Federal Work-Study webpage
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there an age requirement?
International (F-1) students must be at least 18 years of age.
Other students must be at least 16.
Students under the age of 18 must be able to bring proof of U.S. high school completion and proof of age (e.g., a birth certificate).
How much could I earn?
Students can work a maximum of 19 hours per week (the work week begins Monday and ends Sunday).
- Most students work fewer than 19 hours a week. The number of hours you work will depend on the job, how many hours you wish to work, and--if you're a Federal Work-Study (FWS) employee--your FWS award.
- The amount you earn will depend on your hourly salary. Ask the hiring supervisor what the salary is for the job.
What do I need to do after I am offered a student job?
Before you start working, you and your employer must complete and turn in the necessary paperwork.
Once the Financial Aid Office receives the completed paperwork, your employer will receive an email authorizing you to begin.
Your employer will let you know when you are authorized to begin working. IMPORTANT: Any student who begins working before they are authorized will have their job terminated.
Can I lose my eligibility to work after I am hired?
Yes. Each quarter you work, you must receive at least a 2.0 Quarterly GPA and receive a D or better in at least 12 units (if you have a District-Funded job) or in at least 6 units (if you have a Federal Work-Study or CalWorks job).
- If you do not, you will not be able to work the following quarter.
- Students who continue working after dropping below their required units (or after they stop participating actively in courses needed to maintain the required units) will have to wait two quarters in which they are otherwise eligible to work before they will be able to be rehired as a student employee.
Note: You must receive a letter grade of D or better (in courses you take for a grade) or a Pass (in a Pass/NoPass course) for units to be considered "earned units." Incompletes and Withdrawals do not count toward your required number of earned units for the quarter.
Will my job continue from one academic year to the next?
All student jobs end on or before June 30 of the academic year in which they begin.
For a job to continue into the next academic year, a new job assignment card must be completed and the supervisor must wait for a new "authorization to work" email before a student can begin work in the new academic year.
Steps to Complete After You Accept a Job Offer and Before You Can Work
New Student Employees
New student employee steps apply ONLY to students who have
- never worked as a Foothill student employee OR
- not worked as a Foothill student employee within the past 2-3 years
STEPS TO FOLLOW
- Once your employer emails the student employment representative an official request
to hire you, AdobeSign documents will be emailed to you for completion.
Note: Read the instructions for completion carefully. Unfortunately, if they need to be returned for correction, all previous entries are automatically deleted.
- Complete the following forms in a timely manner. Note: SEPs/I-9 that are not completed
within 10 days of being sent will be cancelled.
- Student Employment Packet (SEP),
- I-9 form, and
- Conditions of Employment form.
- If your social security number is not already in the Foothill College database (Banner),
provide your social security card and picture ID to the Admissions & Records Office to have it entered.
Note: Students who are working 100% remotely are allowed to provide their federally-required 1-9 employment documents virtually. However, what may start out as a 100% remote job will become either a 100% on-campus job or a hybrid of on-campus and remote. Before any student can work on campus, the student will need to bring in the originals of the I-9 documents provided so they can be inspected in person--per federal regulations.
Current or Recent Student Employees (within past 2-3 years)
Current or recent student employee steps apply to most students who have worked as a Foothill student employee within the past 2-3 years:
In most cases, your previous Student Employment Packet will still be valid.
- Your employer emails the Student Employment Representative to ask that you be rehired in your old position or hired in a new position.
- Your employer will fill out the necessary Job Assignment form.
- Once that and any other requirements are complete, your employer will receive an email authorizing you to begin work.
- You may be asked to sign a new Conditions of Employment agreement, but, if you are not, the Conditions of Employment agreement you signed when first hired as a Foothill student employee still applies to you.
- All student employees should check this page periodically to see if there have been any changes to those conditions.
If you have any questions, contact Emily Mandy in the Financial Aid Office at FHStudentEmployment@fhda.edu.edu
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