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Work Study

What is Work Study?

The Work Study Office, in conjunction with the Financial Aid Office, administers the SCC on-campus and off-campus work programs. Work Study employment is meant to be a productive experience for everyone involved: the student, the employer, and the institution as well as the community.

Goals of the Student Work Programs

  • To provide employment opportunities for eligible students to finance their college education. Students can also get experience related to their area of study and pursue career training.

  • To provide opportunities for student employees to gain on-the-job training and work experience while attending school.

  • To prepare students for future employment by providing experience with hiring, training, supervision, relations with public and other staff members. Work Study students can make career decisions and future job placement determinations while attending classes and performing their job duties.

How do I get Work Study?

On your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), be sure to say yes on the option asking if you're interested in work study. Work study is awarded based on your FAFSA results, your financial aid budget, other awarded aid and the SCC financial aid packaging policy. If you are awarded work study, you will receive an award notification from the Financial Aid Office and an informational email from the Work Study Office. If you did not receive a work study award and would like to be placed on the waitlist, please read the information below.

Work Study Waitlist

If you would like to be placed on the Work Study Waitlist, please visit us at the Bigfoot Central in Building 15.

If you need help or have any questions, please feel free to contact the Work Study Office at 509-533-7031

Work Study Funds

Your work study paychecks will come as a regular paycheck. These funds cannot be used to pay tuition or fees directly. They must first be deposited into an account, then you can use your funds to pay in your student ctcLink account or at the Cashier’s Office.