Student Employment

SPSCC students are eligible for student employment if enrolled in 6 or more credits and maintain a 2.0 GPA (grade point average) or higher.

Student Employment Benefits

  • Part-time employment that complements class schedule
  • Extra income for living and educational expenses
  • Opportunity to decrease number of student loans
  • On-the-job training, opportunities in various areas of employment including community service, and obtaining job experience for future jobs

Types of Student Employment

Federal and State Work Study Programs

Work Study jobs, on and off-campus, are available only to students who qualify for financial aid (have filled out their FAFSA) and must be enrolled in 6 credits or more and maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA. State work study positions are solely open to Washington state residents.

Students are awarded a specific amount of work study funds.  Funding is determined by the information they include on their FAFSA .  Work study earnings are taxable but do not count against students when applying for financial aid the following year.

Once students are awarded work study and obtain a job, the pay rate and number of weeks in the session determines the number of hours per week they work. Review the Student Employment Handbook for detailed information regarding Work Study student employment.

See Work Study for more information.

Institutional Hire Program

The Institutional Hire Program offers on-campus only jobs to students who do not qualify for Work Study and do not require financial aid eligibility, but, students must be enrolled in 6 credits or more and maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA.

Individual SPSCC departments fund these positions.  Contact the WSECU Center for Career Services if you are interested in Institutional Hire positions.

All Institutional Hire opportunities can be viewed on Clippers4Hire.

Institutional Hire Hiring Process:

  1. Receive a signed and completed Personnel Action Form (PAF) from supervisor.
  2. Student creates a profile on Clippers4Hire and reviews current on-campus student employment job postings.
  3. Student takes completed PAF to Career Services to pick up a hiring packet.
  4. Student takes the PAF and hiring packet to Human Resources for processing.
  5. Once the student and supervisor receive a Stamped Cleared to Work message from the WSECU Center for Career Services, the student can officially begin working.

Student Employment Forms