The Federal Government and the Minnesota Office of Higher Education fund the work study programs.

The work study programs provide part-time jobs for students with financial need. If hired for a work study position, the student will be paid an hourly wage bi-weekly for the hours worked. The beginning hourly wage for the 2023-2024 school year is $14.00 an hour. 

The hours a student may work depends upon the student's financial need, class schedule, and the job. Jobs are located on-campus, and off-campus with public or private non-profit agencies which have made arrangements with South Central College. 

Eligibility for the work study program includes:

  • Enrollment of at least six credits
  • Completion of the Work Study Application
  • Completion of the FAFSA and eligible for work study funds
  • No academic or financial aid holds

Work study employment is also available during the summer. Whenever possible, students are assigned to positions in their field of study or interest. 

Application Process

*The Financial Aid Office will have the paperwork ready for your appointment. Remember to bring two forms of identification for the Form I-9. The list of acceptable documentation is listed on page 3 of the Form 1-9.


If you have any questions regarding work study, please contact the Financial Aid Office.

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