Work Study

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State and Federal Work-Study for the upcoming 2021-2022 academic year (fall, winter, and spring) is open!

  • Students without a current 2021 summer award will need to complete the following application for Work-Study consideration for the 2021-2022 academic year: Application for Work-Study
  • Please be sure to read the application in its entirety, as incomplete applications will not be processed.


Work-Study is a form of financial aid; paid out of the Federal or State Work-Study budget. Qualifying students work an approved job on or off-campus, which helps students pay for whatever educational expense they may have. Work-Study contributes to the economic growth by creating jobs, while adding experienced, highly skilled college graduates to the workforce.


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 Specialist at:, for more information.