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.

Types of Student Employment

Federal and State Work Study Programs

Work Study positions are federally and state funded programs that helps students with financial need through on and off-campus jobs which are relevant to a student’s major or career interest. There are a select number of Work Study positions at SPSCC each year.

  • It is a need-based financial aid award.
  • It is not a grant (you must work to earn it), and it is not a loan (you don't have to pay it back).
  • There is limited funding so the program is available on a first come, first served basis.
  • A work study award does not guarantee employment, you must complete the steps below.
Work First Work Study

WorkFirst Work Study (WFWS) positions are generally located on the SPSCC campus.  These positions are available to students who are participants in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Family (TANF) program.  WorkFirst Work Study is part of the WorkFirst program.

Institutional Hire Program - On Campus Student Hourly Positions

The Institutional Hire Program (Student Hourly Positions) is funded by SPSCC and offers on-campus jobs to students.  Student Hourly positions do not require financial aid eligibility, but, students must be enrolled in 6 credits or more and maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA. 

How to Apply

Federal and State Work Study Program

1. Check your Financial Aid Award on the FA Portal to verify if you have been offered Work Study.  If you were not offered work study but would like to see if you are eligible see the One Stop in building 22. 

2. Request a Work Study Authorization Form from Career Services by emailing workstudy@spscc.edu.  Please include the following in your email:

  • In the subject like: "Work Study Authorization Form Requestion"
  • In the body of the email include: Full Name/Perferred Name, Student ID Number (SID) and Program of Study
    (Please allow two business days for processing.  You will receive an authorization via email from Career Services.)

3. Search and apply for Work Study jobs on the SPCSS Student Employment Opportunities page.

4. If selected for an interview bring your completed Work Study Authorization form with you to the interview. 

WorkFirst Work Study Program

1. Check with your WorkFirst Program Specialist. The WorkFirst Program Specialist can create a referral form to the Career Services Center.

2. Career Services will contact you to schedule an intake and provide you with a Work Study Authorization Form.

3. Search and apply for Work Study jobs on the SPCSS Student Employment Opportunities page.

4. If selected for an interview bring your completed Work Study Authorization Form with you to the interview.

Institutional Hire Program - On Campus Student Hourly Positions

1. Search and apply for Student Employment jobs the SPCSS Student Employment Opportunities page.

2. If selected for an interview and hired, the supervisor will provide student with a completed Personnel Action Form (PAF).

Work Study and 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

Work Study and Student Employment Resources

STUDENT EMPLOYMENT FORMS