Work-study and student assistant positions are challenging real-world opportunities designed to prepare you for a career.

Students are essential to LCC's operations and contribute to the success of the college in ways that are measurable, assessable, and substantial.

Working in a professional environment encourages students to refine work ethics, advance technological, teamwork, and experiential skills, and improve skills under close supervision.

Student Employment Expectations

Students are expected to be punctual, enthusiastic, professional; to follow directions, and to be creative and resourceful when unstated work needs to be done.

Positions are competitive and not all students who apply will receive student employment. Present yourself professionally and enthusiastically for open positions, the same way you would if you were applying to outside positions.


Student Employment Frequently Asked Questions

Work-Study is for students that receive federal and state aid. Complete the FAFSA to see if you qualify for federal/state aid.

Student Assistant/Help positions are posted by departments that don't have work study budgets, or those who have exhausted their work study funds.

To qualify for work-study positions you must complete the FAFSA. Check in at Financial Aid to find out if you are eligible for work-study.

There are two kinds of work-study: Federal Work Study for resident and non-residents of Washington State and State work study for Washington State residents only. Both programs are an authorization to work and are a type of student aid. Financial need is determined by the Financial Aid Department.

To qualify for work-study positions you must complete the FAFSA. Check in at Financial Aid to find out if you are eligible for work-study.

To be eligible for work study, you must be eligible for federal/state financial aid, enroll in at least 6 credits required to complete your degree or certificate. In addition, your financial aid file must be complete, all documents submitted, and the financial aid staff must award you before you can begin working.

If you do not qualify for financial aid, you may still apply for Student Assistant/Help positions.

Grades: You are paying a lot for your classes. If our student employment positions negatively impact your ability to study and get good grades (no less than a 2.0 grade point average), we will discontinue student employment. Please prioritize your studies.

Performance: Your ability to do the tasks associated with your position and support your team with a positive attitude is important. Student employment can be terminated for performance based reasons.

Department Allocations: Each department has a maximum allocation for student employment. Once the department has exhausted funds, we are required to discontinue employment. There could, however, be funds available through other departments, and you may be encouraged to pursue those positions.

Student Allocations: There are maximum annual awards that each student can receive through Financial Aid. These allocations take grants, scholarships, loans, and work study into consideration. You may choose to relinquish other types of aid in order to continue to receive work study hours.

Visit LCC's Job Search page to see the latest job postings. Follow instructions for using Career Connections. Contact the Career Center if you have any questions.

Work Study positions can be either on or off campus, but are primarily on campus.

Wages for student employment vary by position title and by employment type, and currently pay no less than $11.00 per hour.

Students may work a maximum of 19 hours per week while attending LCC. Open positions are adjusted to meet students' academic schedules whenever possible.

Employers generally include application instructions with their job post. Applications may be accepted online or in person. There may be supplemental documents required. Please read the application instructions and follow them carefully. It is common for employers to ask for the following items:

  • Resume - Request assistance at Career Center if desired
  • Class schedule
  • Work study authorization from Financial Aid

 

Find Student Employment

Job Search/Career Connections


Apply for FAFSA

See if you qualify for need-based aid


Need Help?

Visit the Career Center

LCC's Career Counseling & Employment Services provides job search assistance including resume techniques, interview practice, job search strategies, career related topics, and more.

Visit us today!


Contacts for Student Employment

For assistance with Work-Study Positions

  Marisa Geier, Director, Financial Aid
   360.442.2391
  mgeier@lowercolumbia.edu

For assistance with Student Help Positions (non work-study)

  Career & Employment Services
   360.442.2330
  careerhlp@lowercolumbia.edu

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