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Student Employment Opportunites

Student Employment Policies

  • You MUST be enrolled in 6 or more credits to be eligible to work. If you graduate, are dismissed by the college, or drop below halftime enrollment at any point in the term, you are no longer eligible to work and you must notify your supervisor. Students on Financial Aid Drop status may not work until this status is cleared.

  • You CANNOT begin work until all payroll documents have been completed and submitted by the Department Supervisor to the Human Resources Office with the appropriate budget account number.

  • While enrolled in classes you may not work more than 19 hours per week. Student and supervisor are responsible for monitoring the number of hours. If a student works multiple jobs the combination of hours may not exceed the 19 hour per week limitation.

  • You MAY NOT earn more than the quarterly award on your award letter. Once you have earned the amount stated on your award letter you must stop working or contact the Financial Aid Office regarding an increase in your award.

  • Student working from the Institutional Budget 061-1699 will not have an award letter and are subject to the 19 hours per week limitation and/or the individual department allocation limitations.

  • Work Study eligible students may work during school breaks if funding is available and approved by the Financial Aid Office.

  • Student employment positions are offered on a first come first served basis subject to eligibility.

  • If you have employment awarded on your award letter that does not guarantee you a job and you will not receive those funds awarded unless you work and earn a monthly paycheck. The award amount on the award letter is the maximum you can earn each quarter.

For employment information regarding the different types of programs available at Skagit Valley College please click on the links below:

State Work Study must complete FAFSA form and show financial need.

Federal Work Study must complete FAFSA form and show financial need

Institutional Employment non need based on-campus positions

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State Work Study

State Work study requires that students have applied for financial aid (FAFSA) and show financial need as well as meet the student employment conditions listed on the general employment page. State Work study positions also require that students be employed in jobs related to their field of study.

There are three types of State Work Study positions available through Skagit Valley College.

#1 On-campus student employment.

- Jobs openings are posted on the work study board in the Financial Aid Office

- Wage rates will vary depending on the type of position the student is employed in. (related to major)

- Ask for referrals forms for available job postings from the Financial Aid Office staff.

#2 State Work Study tutors

- Students work as tutors in elementary and middle schools.

- Tutoring must be done in areas related to students major

- Wage rates are set by entry level wage rate by the Higher Education Personnel Board

- If the student has an award letter they can contact Career Services directly and show them their award.

- If Work Study has not been awarded the student should contact the Financial Aid Office to determine if they are eligible.

- Employment opportunities can be determined by contacting the
Career Services Office: Linda Broadgate
ph:  360.416.7743 - email:  Linda.Broadgate@skagit.edu

#3 State Work Study Off-Campus (Temporarily suspended due to State budget cuts) 

- Students work for local businesses or organizations related to their field of study.

- Wage rates are set by the employers at the standard wage for the position they have available.

- Employer pays the student and is reimbursed for 65% of the wages paid to the student.

- If the student has an award letter they can contact Career Services directly and show them their award. If Work Study has not been awarded the student should contact the Financial Aid Office to determine if they are eligible.

- Career Services has some listings of jobs available but most students should develop their own placements.

- Additional forms and contracts are necessary.

- Employment opportunities can be determined by contacting the
Career Services Office: Jim Jolly
ph:  360.416.7684 - email:  Jim.Jolly@skagit.edu

Other General Career Services Employment Opportunities link.

FEDERAL WORK STUDY: Federal Work study requires that student have applied for financial aid (FAFSA) and show financial need as well as meet the student employment conditions listed on the general employment page.

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Federal Work Study

Federal Work study requires that student have applied for financial aid (FAFSA) and show financial need as well as meet the student employment conditions listed on the general employment page.

There are two types of Federal Work Study positions available through Skagit Valley College.

#1 On-campus

- Job openings are posted on the work study board in the Financial Aid Office

- Wages rates are determined by the institution and will be at least minimum wage.

- Ask for referral forms for job openings from Financial Aid Office staff

#2 America Reads

- Students work as reading tutors for elementary school children in local schools

- Wage rates are set at the State Work Study tutoring wage rates

- If the student has an award letter they may contact the Career Services Office directly to determine a placement. If no award has been made for work study the student should contact the Financial Aid Office to determine their eligibility.

- To inquire about placements the student should contact
Career Services Office: Linda Broadgate
ph:  360-416-7743 - email:  Linda.Broadgate@skagit.edu

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Institutional Employment

Institutional employment can be for any student who meets the general student employment policies requirements on the opening page.

Institutional Student Employment

- Job openings are posted on the job board in the Financial Aid Office.

- Wage rate is determined by the institution and will be at least minimum wage

- Please contact the Financial Aid Office Staff to get a referral for posted openings.

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