Student employment is a great way to earn money to help offset college expenses. There are other benefits, too, like learning marketable skills, gaining career experience, and developing a network of contacts even before graduation. Employers are interested in well-rounded students who have a range of experiences that show their willingness to get involved, take initiative, and take advantage of opportunities to develop themselves.

Find Student Employment Jobs

Visit LCCC’s Career Opportunities website to search and apply for jobs.

Advantages of Student Employment

  • Part-time work experience can be a significant factor in the development of work ethics and career choice.
  • Working on campus helps a student develop a sense of community and belonging. Students tend to earn better grades and are more likely to earn a degree.
  • Students with an employment history will establish a work record and learn fundamental skills of employment such as professionalism/work ethic, problem-solving, teamwork, communication, and career management.
  • Student employees gain preparation for the world of work through the processes of interviewing, hiring, training, supervision, relating to coworkers and the public, meeting expectations, and goal achievement.
  • Student employees have opportunities to sample several career choices through varied work experiences.

Student Employee Eligibility Requirements

Student employees at LCCC are defined by the following eligibility requirements and cannot be high school dual enrollment students, transient (guest) students where LCCC is not the home institution, or University Partnership students where the student’s degree/certificate is awarded exclusively from the partnership school.

Core Enrollment Criteria

  • Must be enrolled in and maintain at least 6 LCCC-administered credit hours throughout the term(s) of employment;
  • Must be enrolled in an LCCC-administered program of study of at least two semesters in length;
  • Must be seeking to obtain a degree, certificate, or other recognized educational credential offered by LCCC.

Other Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be at least 18 years of age;
  • Must be a high school graduate or received a GED certificate;
  • Should maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average or otherwise meet Satisfactory Academic Progress as defined by Student Financial Aid (Federal Work-Study);
  • Must have eligibility approved and documented by a Payroll Authorization Form prior to each term, prior to starting work;
  • Must complete all employment paperwork and background check prior to starting work.

Federal Work-Study

Federal Work-Study (FWS) is a federally-funded program of part-time employment for students with financial need. This program allows you to earn money to help pay for your educational expenses. The rate of hourly pay is Ohio minimum wage. The number of hours worked is determined by need, up to a maximum of 20 hours per week. Receipt of FWS is dependent upon securing a student employee position in various departments on campus or at an off-campus location. To be considered for an FWS position, you must apply for the positions in which you are interested. Student Financial Aid determines eligibility using federal guidelines. Funds are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Annual award amount: Varies based on eligibility

Enrollment required: You must be registered for six or more credit hours during the term and meet all federal requirements.

Your Application: File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the current year.

Student Employee Handbook

LCCC student employees are responsible for knowing and adhering to all guidelines contained within the LCCC Student Employee Handbook.

Student Employee Supervisor Handbook

This handbook is intended to assist Lorain County Community College employees who supervise Federal Work-Study (FWS) and Institutionally-funded (departmentally funded) student employees.

Supervisor Handbook (CampusNet/Intranet login required)