Student Employment is an important source of financial aid for students. At Cuyahoga Community College, the Work Study Program provides meaningful work experiences that develop desired attitudes and habits through varied job experiences resulting in self-confidence and self-sufficiency. The work experience is intended to compliment the students’ educational process and to enhance future employment.
Whenever possible the work experience is related to the students’ educational program and career objectives. Student employment not only accommodates students’ needs, but also provides services necessary to the daily operation of the College.
The Work Study Program provides employment opportunities on campus and at approved off-site locations. Work Study employment is federally funded and part of your financial aid package. You can review your award through your My Tri-C Space to determine if you are eligible, or contact the Student Financial Aid & Scholarships Office. Work Study is awarded on a first come first served basis, and you can earn up to $7,500. A Work Study award is NOT a guarantee of employment.
Requirements for Student Employment
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at www.fafsa.gov.
- Confirm award through My Tri-C Space or contact the Student Financial Aid & Scholarships Office.
- Enroll in at least six (6) credits per semester during fall and spring. Students may work during summer semester even if not enrolled in classes.
- Be in compliance with Tri-C's Satisfactory Academic Progress policy.
- Pass an approved drug screening and background check.
- Attend mandatory New Student Employee Orientation.
Applying for Jobs
- Go online to view job postings.
- Under Job Category, specify Work Study Student.
- Complete student employment application for the job of interest.
- You will be contacted by the departments’ supervisor for hiring process.
Click here to checkout Work Study FAQs.
For non-campus community service sites, Cuyahoga Community College is the employer administrator of the work-study positions. The Student Financial Aid & Scholarships Office researches the off-site facilities to meet the requirements of the federal financial aid program for community service share. Student employees have to meet the terms and conditions of the work-study program to maintain eligibility in off-campus employment. Cuyahoga Community College is an equal employment opportunity institution.