Work Study

What is work study?

The Federal Work-Study Program provides part-time jobs for students with financial need. In many ways, work study jobs are like normal part-time jobs - you have job duties, get regular paychecks, and use the money to pay for educational expenses.  But these jobs have additional perks:

  • Flexible schedules: your employer will understand that being a student is your top priority.
  • Great jobs: learn skills that lead to long-term opportunities - these jobs look much better on a resume than a babysitting or coffee shop job.
  • Decreased debt: earn money instead of borrow it and you will graduate with less debt!

How do I get work study? 

Work study is part of financial aid, so to get a work study job, you must first apply for financial aid. You'll know if you have been offered work study because you'll see it on your award letter - be sure to accept work study funds if you are lucky enough to have them on your award!

Didn't get work study?
Work study funds are limited, so not everyone who has financial aid is awarded work study. If work study was not on your award letter, you can get on the work study waitlist.

Work study orientation

Only students who have been awarded work study should complete this orientation. To see if you have been awarded work study, look at the award letter in your MyPCC Financial Aid Dashboard.

  1. Step 1: Create an account

    Log into our online job posting system and upload your resume.

  2. Step 2: Apply for a position

    Find jobs that match your interests and your major, then submit applications.

  3. Step 3: Arrange an interview

    Sit down with the employer to find out if the job is a good match.

  4. Step 4: Accept the job

    Complete the paperwork so that you get paid on time.

  5. Step 5: Begin working

    Submit your time sheet, track your hours, and be a good employee.

  6. Step 6: Keep your position

    Maintain your eligibility and solve common work study problems.

Work study supervisors

If you would like to post a work study position or have questions about your current work study position, read the resources for work study supervisors.

Have more questions?

If you can't find answers to questions on this site, contact the PCC Financial Aid Office.


Work study orientation

Work study resources

Did you know...

Work study students usually work around 12 hours a week or less, and can earn approximately $1125 each term. Your award letter will tell you the exact amount you can earn.