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:

  1. Federal Work-Study Program
    1. Based on financial need as determined by the FAFSA.
    2. Students may work on campus or in the local community
  2. SMC Work-Study Program
    1. Funded through institutional resources only.
    2. Limited to areas requiring special needs and/or skills.
    3. 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.