Work Study
Download the Federal Work Study Manual (PDF)

Federal college work study gives eligible students an opportunity to work an on campus job while attending DMACC. (See financial aid if you are unsure of your eligibility.) Your award letter will state the maximum amount of money you are eligible to earn.

Work study is an optional program in which students become employees of Des Moines Area Community College. Candidates must pass a background check and attend an informal interview. All jobs pay $8.25/hour and range from 10-15 hours a week on average. Students will receive a paycheck twice a month and income earned is taxable.

» View work study jobs for all Campuses.

Campus Contact Person Phone Location
Ankeny Sara Moore 515-964-6215 Bldg 1, DMACC Career Center
Boone Vicki Lauzon 515-433-5022 Financial Aid Desk
Newton Jenni Patty 641-791-1748 Main Office
Urban Beth Low 515-248-7242 Bldg 1
West Charlene Hartman 515-633-2411 Financial Aid Desk
Carroll Christy Schettler 712-792-8306 Business Office
​Southridge Mayo Neville ​515-287-8712 ​Front Desk

» Work Study Application [PDF] requires Acrobat Reader X - download here
» Work Study FAQ for Students
» Submitting a Work Study Application
» How to Hire a Work Study Student

Work Study Forms

Note: Some of these forms are only accessible to DMACC faculty and staff.