Work Study

Please view recent Work-Study updates:

  • The Work-Study application, awarding, and hiring phase for the 2022-2023 has ended.
  • As a reminder, all work-study positions end on June 15, 2023, the last day of the pay period for the spring quarter and Seattle Central's fiscal year, not the last day of the quarter!
  • Any funds that the student earns past June 15, 2023, will be paid out of their hiring department's budget not the Federal or State Work-Study budget.


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.