Work-Study

 

Get Valuable Experience and Money for College

Through the federal Work-Study program, you may be able to gain both valuable employment experience and funds to help meet your educational expenses. Work-Study is not mandatory, but it is a good opportunity to earn an income while earning your degree.

Many of the jobs found through the work-study program will be at the Youngwood campus, other Westmoreland locations or through community service.

Jen has a work-study position in the Admissions officeHow It Works

  • You must complete a FAFSA
  • Work-Study is based on financial need
  • Once your eligibility is determined, you will be able to view the amount that you are eligible to earn on the MyWestmoreland portal. It will also be included in your award letter.
  • You must be taking at least 6 credits. maintain a GPA of 2.0 or better and meet SAP guidelines.
  • Funds are paid directly to the student in the form of a bi-weekly paycheck
  • Complete the Westmoreland Student Employment Application

The hourly wage for on-campus Work-Study at Westmoreland County Community College is $8.50 per hour. Students may work up to 15 hours per week during the academic year and up to 20 hours per week during the summer, depending on available funding. Positions include clerks, assistants, lab aides and more.

Community Service Work-Study

You can make a difference in your community while earning money for your studies. Students eligible for Federal Work-Study can participate in community service as well. The minimum hourly wage for Community Service Work-Study at Westmoreland Community College is $8.50 per hour. Work sites have included local libraries, the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania, YWCA and other non-profit organizations. 

An updated list of open positions is available on the MyWestmoreland student portal.