Work-study programs offer you the opportunity to gain valuable work experience while earning money for college. You can enhance your current course work by integrating what you learn in class with real-world work experience.
Types of positions available
Both on-campus and off-campus work-study positions are available. If you’re eligible for work-study, you’ll apply for available jobs that are posted on campus and receive a paycheck based on the rate and hours you’ve worked.
How you’re paid
Since work-study funds are earned, they’re not available at the beginning of the quarter to help you pay tuition and fees. Work-study earnings may be used to supplement current expenses, such as supplies, transportation, or living expenses. Or if you work during the summer term, they should be saved in a personal bank account to help pay expenses for an upcoming quarter during that year. An additional form is available online if you’re interested in applying for work-study.
How to apply
If you’re interested and eligible for work-study, you’ll need to complete a skills questionnaire before applying for a position.
You’ll be awarded a position on an individual, first-come, first-served basis. If you’re a work-study participant, and have utilized either federal or state work-study for the previous seven quarters, you’ll no longer be eligible for on-campus work-study positions going forward. Off-campus work study is encouraged. You can find current off-campus positions on the BC Center for Career Connections’ CONNECT website.
Resume writing and interview skills workshops are provided by the BC Career Center and available to you to help you make the transition to off-campus work opportunities.
Note: Due to budget restraints our method of awarding work-study money has changed for the 2010-2011 academic year. Our new policy is changing to accommodate more students. On campus work-study students are limited to seven quarters of on campus work-study. Off campus jobs can be funded longer.