Work Study

Hello, as we wrap up the 2019-20 academic year, I would like to communicate a few friendly reminders:

  • All current 2019-20 Work-Study assignments will end 06/15/2020.
  • Although SCC does not lead with the summer quarter, the summer Work-Study program is funded with Federal and State Work-Study funds for the upcoming academic year.
  • Students’ wishing to work during the summer, as well as, the 2020-21 academic year must re-apply, via a summer Work-Study application, attached to this email.
  • All hiring departments must complete an add assignment and/or a new hire onboarding Eform.

2020-2021 Summer Work Study

Starting with the summer quarter all Work-Study assignments will no longer be eligible for “scheduled hours,” per the current guidelines given by the Washington State Achievement Council,  however, students’ will remain eligible for “earned/work hours” and the ability to work remotely, providing they have a reasonable amount of supervision (given the logistical challenges) and regular, direct communication with their supervisor around daily tasks, production expectations, and the ability to deal with questions or problems that may arise while working remotely.
Students’ will have to complete a summer Work-Study application, posted on the Financial Aid forms tab. The first day students may begin working for the summer quarter will be July 1, 2020, providing all necessary new hire paperwork has been completed with HR. Please email completed summer Work-Study applications to:


Work-Study awards are considered self-help funds; therefore, they are not disbursed at the beginning of the quarter. Instead, Work-Study students earn their award by hours worked in each given quarter. Those funds are paid to the student(s) via direct deposit or paper check twice a month (aligning with Seattle Central’s payroll schedule). Work-Study students may use their Work-Study funds to help cover any educational expenses they may have. Such as: purchasing school supplies, transportation expenses, living expenses, childcare, etc.


The Financial Aid Office will determine a student(s) Work-Study eligibility after the completion of the financial aid application process. There are several factors taken into account when making that determination. If you are interested in participating in the Work-Study program and did not receive a Work-Study award, please contact the Work-Study Coordinator at:, for more information.