Financial Aid
Federal Work-Study
Three Rivers participates in the Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program, which allows selected eligible students to work between 5 and 19.5 hours per week throughout the semester.

In order to be eligible, a student must:
  • Submit a FAFSA and demonstrate financial need.
  • Be enrolled in the current semester.
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress.
  • Be enrolled in an eligible academic program.
In order to be selected for employment, an eligible candidate should apply to the office which he or she is interested in working for. There will be a limited number of positions available per semester (a list is maintained below). At the discretion of the office, the applicant may also be required to participate in an interview.

All Federal Work Study students are expected to work in accordance with the tasks and schedules set by their supervisors, as well as observe a Confidentiality of Student Records Agreement. If a student withdraws from all classes they must notify their supervisor immediately and terminate employment. Failure to perform acceptable work or observe policies will result in loss of employment with the FWS program.

For more information on Federal Work-Study, click here.

For applications or questions about the Federal Work Study program, please email financialaid@trcc.edu or call 573-840-9606.

Current Available Positions


The following is a list of Work-Study positions currently available to Three Rivers students.

Call & Welcome Center
Details: One (1) position available. 15 hours per week. Inquire and apply at the Welcome Center (Westover Administration Bldg.).
Description: Assist prospective students with the enrollment process including application for admissions, testing and orientation session registrations. Filing, shredding and possibly making copies of documents. Answering questions and assisting students with campus and website navigation. Assisting staff with office tasks as assigned. Learning and applying knowledge of the College and its policies and procedures to assist themselves and others throughout their college experience.

Career Services
Details: One (1) position available. 15 hours per week. Inquire and apply at the Career Services Office (Westover Administration Bldg., Room 101)
Description: Learn and apply knowledge of Career Services and Three Rivers College to assist students, staff, and employers. Answer office phone, filing, organization of materials, data entry, and other information. Assist students with Career Services software programs. Assist students with career exploration, job search, resume and cover letter building and other job related information. Help employers who want to post job openings. Assisting Coordinator of Career Services with other office related duties upon request and other duties as assigned.

College Store
Details: One (1) position available. 15 hours per week. Inquire and apply at the College Store in the Bess Activity Center.
Description: This position will help to serve students in the process of textbook pick up and returns. As well as the daily operations of the store. For our sales volume and budget size, according to the National Association of College Store we should 8 FTE employees over the year, so the two Work Study helps put us closer to the number needed to properly server students both on campus and off campus, web orders, high schools, and now and extensive Meal Plan Card system involving hundreds of students.

Computer Services
Details: Two (2) positions available. 15 hours per week. Inquire and apply at the Computer Services Office on the second floor of the E. K. Porter Distance Learning Center.
Description: Help with installation of Master Classroom technologies. New building installations. Installation of network infrastructure. Installation Of computer labs. Help with support of off-campus center technologies. Imaging computers. Any other duties assigned for the benefit of the college.

Distance Learning Services
Details: One (1) position available. 15 hours per week. Inquire and apply at the Distance Learning Office on the second floor of the E. K. Porter Distance Learning Center.
Description: Must have technical experience. This work study will communicate with a customer service mindset with all users (students, staff, instructors, high schools, partnership universities, vendors, etc.) that come in contact with Distance Learning. Facilitate ITV video conference room needs on the Poplar Bluff campus: Equipment Troubleshooting, Camera orientation, DVD recording, Classroom Up-Keep, etc. Monitor and contact off-site facilitators (Three Rivers centers, High Schools, Partnerships) to troubleshoot video conferencing equipment and direct how to correct the orientation of their cameras over the phone. Enroll students and instructors into blackboard courses with direction from coordinator. Communicate by phone and email with students/instructors to trouble issues with Blackboard Learn wet courses. Use a computer to replicate and provide a resolution to the user's issue, and keep all other office staff aware of any ongoing issues reported. During times of high work load, assist Computer Services with technical projects.

Educational Talent Search
Details: One (1) position available. 15 hours per week. Inquire and apply at the Educational Talent Search Office (Westover Administration Bldg., Room 114)
Description: Tutor students in first through four grade in reading and math. Tutor students in sixth though twelfth grade in requested academic areas. Complete office duties as required by the Talent Search Office; such as, filing, data entry, organizing materials and general office management duties.

Financial Aid Office
Details: One (1) position available. 15 hours per week. Inquire and apply at the Financial Aid Office (Westover Administration Bldg., Room 108).
Description: Assist students with the FAFSA, FSAID's, student loan counseling, etc. Scanning and linking student documents to the correct student/document type. Answering student questions & informing students of actions required to complete their file via phone, email, and in person using college software. Assisting staff with miscellaneous requests, office support, data entry, filing, other duties as assigned. Learn and apply knowledge of the financial aid system and Three Rivers College to assist students and staff.

Institutional Effectiveness
Details: One (1) position available. 15 hours per week. Inquire and apply at the Office of Institutional Effectiveness (Westover Administration Bldg., Room 209).
Description: Providing assistance to the Research Coordinator and other full time employees within the Office of Institutional Effectiveness. Duties will include but limited to: light data entry, organizing and gathering institutional wide documentation, answering telephones, assisting other office personnel with miscellaneous request, filing and other duties as assigned.

Mailroom
Details: One (1) position available. 15 hours per week. Inquire and apply at the Mailroom (located at the side of the Bess Activity Center; call 573-840-9658).
Description: Assist mailroom with receiving of packages and mail for faculty/staff. Data entry of packages. Delivery of mail/packages. Keeping mailroom clean and organized.

Maintenance
Details: Two (2) positions available. 15 hours per week. Inquire and apply with the Maintenance Office (call Rob at 573-772-2016).
Description: Will need to operate various grounds equipment. Spring planting. Will also need to be able to lift and move furniture, boxes, and various other items. Assisting staff in performance of projects. Assisting staff in completion of work tickets.

Nursing & Allied Health
Details: One (1) position available. 15 hours per week. Inquire and apply at the Nursing Office, Room 219 of the Plaster Free Enterprise Building (Building C).
Description: The work Study will help with general office function including filing, shredding, and maintaining records including immunizations, health forms, and CPR cards. The Work Study will also assist faculty in making copies and other general office needs.

Office of Instruction
Details: One (1) position available. 15 hours per week. Inquire and apply at the Office of the Dean of Instruction (Administration Classroom building room A209).
Description: Light data entry, organizing and gathering documents, answering telephone, filing, and other duties assigned.

President's Office
Details: One (1) position available. 15 hours per week. Inquire and apply at the President’s Office (Westover Administration Bldg., 214)
Description: Answering phones, compiling booklets, assisting with communications publications, greeting visitors to the three areas.

Tinnin Center – Backstage / Art Gallery
Details: Three (3) positions available. 15 hours per week. Inquire and apply at the Tinnin Fine Arts Center Office.
Description: Provide help in all technical aspect needs for shows in Tinnin or Staff Art Gallery each week.

Tutoring and Learning Center
Details: One (1) position available. 15 hours per week. Inquire and apply at the Tutoring & Learning Center on the second floor of the Academic Resource Commons Building.
Description: Duties are tutoring students in math, English, or computer application classes.

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