Work-study is a federal need-based award that allows students the opportunity to apply for various on-campus positions. Funds earned through working at a work-study job are paid in the form of a paycheck every two weeks. This provides assistance with living expenses. Because Work-study is paid every two weeks, it is not available to pay tuition and fees at the start of each term.
The Work-Study program at MCC is designed to help students prepare for employment after college. In addition to their primary responsibilities, students learn basic transferable job skills to help prepare them for success in the workplace.
To be considered for a Work-study award, students must complete the FAFSA and submit any additional documentation that is requested as part of the financial aid application. To be eligible for Work-study, students must meet all general eligibility requirements, be enrolled at least half time, and meet all Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirements. Half time is defined as a minimum of 6 credits per semester.
Work-study funds are limited and students are encouraged to submit their FAFSA as early as possible to be considered. The FAFSA is available online in October for the following fall term. Funds are awarded on a first-come-first-served basis based on the date the FAFSA is received by MCC.
Confirming Eligibility and Accepting the Award
If awarded, Work-study is listed on the award letter. To confirm an award, log into Net Partner (MCC’s online financial aid system) and review the financial aid award for the current year. The award will be listed as FWS (Federal Work-Study).
Students who did not receive work-study as part of their award, but would like to apply for a position, can request that their application be considered by calling MCC Connect. To receive an award, students must be meet all eligibility requirements. Funds will be awarded based, in part, on availability.
Applying for Positions
Students can apply for the positions by clicking on the button below. Employment opportunities vary across campuses and offices. There are often positions available as office clerks, library/computer lab assistants, or science lab assistants.
If hired, students can expect to submit identity and work eligibility documentation as well as complete tax and other forms. Hiring paperwork is completed through Human Resources. All student employees will also have a background check run before they are eligible to begin working.
Training and Assessment
Student employees receive on-the-job training from their supervisor for the tasks that are assigned.
The supervisor will assess the student’s job performance and measure learning outcomes at the start of employment and at the end of each term. Students are also expected to assess their own performance at these times as well.