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What is Work Study?
The Work Study Program provides the opportunity for students to earn money while gaining work experience. It can provide
some regular monthly income to help offset educational expenses and reduce loan debt. Students gain valuable job
experience and an opportunity to evaluate their program of study and career goals. Work study is not a grant; you must
work to earn it.
There are several types of work study:
The Federal and State program is available to financial aid-eligible students. Jobs are located both on and off
campus. Work Study is a need-based financial aid award. You must apply and be determined eligible for financial aid
to receive work study. Funding is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Students who are not awarded work
study as part of their original financial aid package may elect to be placed on a wait list.
Institutional student employment is for students who are not eligible through financial aid but are paid through
department budgets for special skills needed by the department.
Athletic work study is awarded to athletes through the Athletic Department. Check with your coach to see if you
International work study is limited to international students. This type of work study employment is on-campus only
and must be authorized through the International Student Office.
How do I get Work Study?
Apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application
for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), answering yes to the question that you are interested in work
study. You will receive an award notification from the Financial Aid Office and an invitation to attend a Work
Study Orientation via email from the Work Study office. Please call or visit our office with additional
questions: (509) 533-3540; Building 17, Room 226.
Work Study Waitlist
If you would like to be placed on the Work Study Waitlist, please complete the Work Study Waitlist Form. The Work
Study office will award eligible students on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Work Study Office is currently in the process of awarding work study for the 2017-18 year.
Please check back for the waitlist after summer quarter.
Certificate of Eligibility
Once you have attended a Work Study Orientation and turned in all required documents to the Work Study office,
you will receive an SFCC Work Study Certificate of Eligibility form (COE). This form contains information about
your award and how many hours you may work per week. The COE must be signed by the supervisor and returned to
the Work Study office. At the time you submit your COE please
bring in valid IDs to fill out the Employment
Eligibility Verification form (I-9).
The pay rates for each assigned job will be based on the student's award (Federal, State, International,
etc.) combined with the position the student will be working in. This is accomplished in accordance
with District policy, along with all Federal and State regulations.