Work-Study Program

State Work Study (On and Off Campus)

The State Work Study program is funded by the Washington state legislature and is administered by the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) and the WSECU Center for Career Services at SPSCC. Funds are generally used for on and off-campus jobs which are relevant to a student’s major or career interest. There are a select number of State Work Study positions at SPSCC each year.

Off campus employers are reimbursed a percentage of the student's salary. The rate of pay is comparable to that of other employees in that organization engaged in similar work. Contact the WSECU Center for Career Services if you are interested in State Work Study positions.

Federal Work Study (On and Off Campus)

Federal Work Study positions are generally located on the SPSCC campus. These positions are not required to be related to a student's major and pay the current minimum wage.

Selective Federal Community Service Learning (FCSL) jobs are also available off campus.  FCSL employers are reimbursed a percentage of the student's salary. The rate of pay is comparable to that of other employees in that organization engaged in similar work. Contact the WSECU Center for Career Services if you are interested in a Federal Work Study position.

WorkFirst 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.  The WorkFirst Program Specialist must forward a referral for WFWS participants to the WSECU Center for Career Services.

Work Study Hiring Processes

State Work Study and Federal Work Study

  1. Create a profile on Clippers4Hire and review current work study job postings.
  2. Email workstudy@spscc.edu in order to receive a Work Study Authorization Form (WSAF) to take to interviews.
  3. Obtain supervisor’s signature and contact information on their WSAF.
  4. Students are responsible to take the WSAF to the Career Service Center in order to pick up a hiring packet.
  5. Student takes the WSAF and hiring packet to Human Resources for processing.
  6. 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.  

WorkFirst Work Study

  1. The WorkFirst Work Study Coordinator forwards a referral form to the Career Service Center.
  2. Student creates a profile on Clippers4Hire and review current work study job postings.
  3.  Career Service Center completes intake with student and provides a Work Study Authorization Form for student to take to interviews.
  4. Student takes the WSAF to the Career Service Center in order to pick up a hiring packet.
  5. Student takes the WSAF and hiring packet to Human Resources for processing.
  6. 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.