This federal program 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, and be enrolled at least 6 credit hours each Fall or Spring semester.
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. College work-study students will be paid a minimum of $15 per hour.
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
Note: Completing a work-study application does not guarantee a position in the work-study program. Positions are limited.
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, as determined through the FAFSA.
- 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
- Not be in default on a federal student loan
- Do not owe money on a federal student grant
- 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