The following is a brief description of federal work-study program at SCC. Federal work-study provides part-time jobs for students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and most of the on-campus work is clerical in nature. Students will be paid monthly for the number of hours worked.
To receive a work-study job, a student must meet federal general eligibility requirements (see below) including making Satisfactory Academic Progress, and must have remaining unmet financial need. In addition, student must have skills matching open job requirements.
Work-study awards are made on a first-come/first-serve basis to students who have requested work-study and have met all requirements. Eligible students will be awarded work-study and notified by the Financial Aid Office. The largest work study award at SCC is given for fifteen hours of work per week during the Fall and Spring semesters. Smaller awards may be given, depending on the needs of the student and job requirements. Work-study funds are normally not available in the Summer. College work-study students will be paid a minimum of $8.50 per hour.
All first time work-study students must attend an orientation session conducted by the Financial Aid Office. During this orientation, students are given information regarding eligibility, job descriptions and requirements, and given contract and payroll paperwork, which must be completed and returned to the Financial Aid Office before the student can begin work. Multiple sources of identification will be required at the orientation session.
How to Apply for Work-Study
Step 1 - File the FAFSA
You must complete the FAFSA and your Student Aid Report (SAR) must be completely processed by the SCC Financial Aid Office (you may be required to submit other requested documentation).
Step 2 - Complete the Work-Study Application
Download the Work Study Application.
Step 3 - Submit Your Work-Study Application
Work-Study Applications can be dropped off at the Financial Aid Office, or submitted to financialaid[at]southwesterncc[dot]edu.
Note: Completing a work-study application does not guarantee a position in the work-study program. Positions are limited. Visit the SCC Job Board to view the current positions available.
Student Eligibility Requirements
To receive aid from any of the federal and state student aid programs at SCC, students must meet all of the following criteria:
- Have financial need, except for some loans (Direct Stafford Loans) -Financial need is documented through the submission of a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the receipt of a valid Student Aid Report (SAR)
- Have a high school/adult high school diploma or a GED Certificate
- Be accepted for enrollment in an eligible program at SCC and working toward a degree/certificate/diploma
- Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen
- Have a valid Social Security Number
- Meet and maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress standards set by SCC
- Is not in default on a federal student loan
- Does not owe money on a federal student grant
- Meet Selective Service requirement as specified by federal regulations
- Meet federal eligibility requirements regarding drug-related convictions
- Not receive financial aid at two schools during the same semester
- Meet minimum enrollment (credit hour) levels as specified for each aid program