Federal Work Study

The Federal Work-Study program provides part-time jobs to students with documented financial need, while enrolled in college. The program is designed to prepare students for the workforce, provide a valuable work experience and help them earn money to help pay for education expenses. 

Work-Study hours are usually 8-15 per week but are flexible with the student’s class schedule.  SCC receives a limited amount of Federal Work Study funds on a yearly basis and eligibility for participation is determined by the SCC Financial Aid Office. Currently the hourly rate is $13.00 per hour.

To apply for the Federal Work Study program, complete the FAFSA and the SCC Work study application.


In order to be considered eligible for Federal Work-Study, a student must meet the following criteria:

  1. Complete a 2023-2024 FAFSA and be determined eligible for Federal Pell Grant
  2. Be enrolled in a financial aid eligible program of study
  3. Be enrolled at least full-time (12 credit hours or more)
  4. Meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress guidelines for federal financial aid (cumulative GPA of 2.0 and 67% passing rate)

Submission of an application does not guarantee an offer of employment.  There will be an interview process to determine hiring. If selected, you will be contacted regarding an interview. 

*CCP (Career and College Promise) and Sampson Early College High School students are not eligible for work-study.


The rate of pay is determined by the College and must meet at least the federal minimum hourly wage. Work-study students are paid on a monthly basis, and the check will be calculated on the rate of pay and the hours worked for the previous month. The Finance Office will disburse work-study checks on the last working day of the month.