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 and 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. Current positions pay rate begins at minimum wage up to $10 per hour (pay rate will vary based on position).
Tri-C Budget Unit Leaders seeking to hire a work-study student should send requests to email@example.com.
Checkout Work Study FAQs for more information.
NEW- Federal Work-Study Experiment Site Initiative Program
Tri-C has been chosen to participate in a Federal Work Study - Experimental Site Initiative program by the U. S. Department of Education. The program aims to increase paid internship opportunities for work experience related to a student’s academic area of interest. Tri-C was approved to pilot this program for students who are currently majoring in the Information Technology and Health Careers areas of study. The FWS-ESI initiative will begin in the current Spring 2021 Semester until June 2023.
Program Eligibility Requirements for the FWS-ESI Program
- Students must complete a current year FAFSA and be eligible for federal work-study
- Students must be enrolled at Tri-C in at least six credit hours
- Students in majors related to Information Technology or Health Careers
- Students may work during summer semester even if not enrolled in classes.
- Students can earn up to $20/hour based on assignment (pay rate will vary based on position)
- Positions are partnered by various institutions located throughout Northeast Ohio such as:
- Breakthrough Schools
- Visibility Marketing
- APB & Associates, Inc.
- Geauga Vision
Application Process and Requirements for Student Employment
- Go online to view job postings.
- Go to the left side margin and scroll down to Full-time or Part-Time. Select “Part-Time”.
- Positions that starts with “Work-Study Experiment” will appear to the right side.
- Click on the position of interest and complete the student employment application.
- 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.
- You will be contacted by the departments’ supervisor for hiring process.
For non-campus community service sites, Cuyahoga Community College is the employer administrator of the work-study positions. The Student Financial Aid and 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.