Types of Student Employment

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The student employment office at TMCC offers a variety of free services to both students and employers. Our mission is to assist students in securing meaningful employment, that will both supplement the student's academic pursuits and provide a means of financial support while attending TMCC.

Benefits of Student Employment:

  • Students with little or no employment history may establish a work record and learn the fundamental skills of employment such as punctuality, communication, cooperation and time management.
  • Students gain preparation for the world of work through processes of interviewing, hiring, training, supervision, relating to coworkers and the public, meeting expectations and achievement of goals.
  • Working on-campus help students develop a sense of community and belonging. Studies show that students who work part time on campus perform better scholastically and are more likely to graduate.
  • Students have a flexible work schedule around their class schedule each semester.

What are the Types of Student Employment?


Work-study is a financial aid program designed to assist students in earning money to meet their college expenses. To be eligible for work-study, a student must have filed a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and have been awarded a federal or state work-study allocation on their financial aid offer letter on MyTMCC. Students do not receive the work-study allocation unless they actually work to earn that money, at which time they receive a paycheck twice monthly. The work-study program pays a percentage of the wage earned, which means many interesting jobs on campus are only available to students with work-study.

How do I get Work-Study?

Work-study is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to students who apply for financial aid early. Priority is given to continuing students currently employed under the Work-Study program who apply on time and remain eligible. Students must reapply for financial aid each academic year.

A waiting list is maintained for students who do not receive a work-study award and are interested in the program. Work-study is awarded to wait-listed candidates if other students decline or do not use their award. Students who are currently employed as regular student employees who meet the criteria for work-study are considered priority on the wait list and are awarded work-study as funds become available.

To be added to the work-study wait list, please contact us.