Work Study

Hello everyone,

I would first like to start off by saying thank you for your understanding and patience during this unprecedented, unpredictable, and unsettling time, not only for Seattle Central, but the nation as a whole. I have reached out to the financial aid director, the Washington State Work-Study program manager, as well as familiarizing myself with the Federal guidelines concerning the Work-Study Program and I am able to communicate the following:

  1. During the closure (March 16th- April 24th) Work-Study students are able to work remotely (telecommute), assuming they can perform their necessary job functions remotely and that they have as much remote supervision as possible, considering the logistical challenges
  • Meaning a reasonable and regular level of direct communication with their supervisor around daily tasks, production expectations, dealing with questions or problems that may arise while working remotely

2. All award conditions still apply:

  • Students’ may not exceed their maximum gross Work-Study award
  • Students’ must maintain an enrollment level of 6 (eligible) credits for any quarter(s) they are working
  • Students’ may not work more than 19 hours per week during an active quarter; the winter quarter is still considered an active quarter

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak and Seattle Central College suspending all in-person classes, through the end of winter quarter.

Seattle Central’s Work–Study program offer students the opportunity to gain valuable work experience while earning money for college, by integrating classroom learning with real world work experience. Our students are able to align their current course work with their future profession. Both on–campus and off–campus Work–Study positions are available.


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.