Work-study allows you to earn part of your financial aid through employment on campus and in community service agencies.
Work-study awards are not grants or scholarships automatically applied towards your tuition bill, and there is no guaranteed amount. An award simply lets you participate in the program and sets a limit as to how much you can earn during the academic year.
Types of Work Study:
- Federal Work-Study Program
- Based on financial need as determined by the FAFSA.
- Students may work on campus or in the local community
- SMC Work-Study Program
- Funded through institutional resources only.
- Limited to areas requiring special needs and/or skills.
- Student receives an hourly rate of pay for the number of hours worked.
For additional details about work-study requirements and procedures, see Aid Terms and Conditions.