Student employment is a great way to earn money to help offset college expenses. Cash you earn while going to school is money you don’t have to borrow now and pay back later. 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.

Benefits of Student Employment

Earn While You Learn. Cash you earn while going to school is money you don’t have to borrow now and pay back later.

Get Better Grades: Studies show that students who work tend to achieve better grades and manage their time more efficiently

Build Your Resume: Student employment can give you hands-on experience related to your field of study, plus boost your confidence and build good work habits. While on the job you’ll be able to develop practical skills that today’s employers are demanding, such as time management, organization, communication, accountability, problem solving, and flexibility.

Develop Your Network: Working on campus provides a great opportunity to make connections with faculty, staff, community, and other students.

Requirements for Student Employment

  • Student Employment is open to current LCCC and University partnership students.
  • Some positions are reserved for Federal Work-Study or LCCC students who meet financial need, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).


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 24 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 and apply for the positions in which you are interested. The Financial Services department 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 6 or more credit hours during the term and meeting all federal requirements.

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


How to Apply

To view and apply for student employment opportunities within Lorain County Community College, please visit the Career Opportunities website where you apply online and upload your resume, transcripts and other documents.

By completing an application, you also created a user profile within our Career Opportunities system where you can view and update your information.

Job Aid – How to apply for student employment

Step by step application process for student employment

Student Employment Opportunities – New Employees


Current Student Workers

All current employees (including student employees) must access and apply for job opportunities through the LCCC Cloud system

You must use an LCCC computer on-campus or at an LCCC Learning Center to access the Cloud. 

  • Log in using your LCCC login credentials (the log-in you use to access your Outlook email).
  • Click on the Job Opportunities icon to search and review open positions. (If you do not see the job opportunities icon, click on the home button in the upper right corner.)

Step by Step instructions for current student employees to apply

Student Employment Opportunities – Current Student Workers


Student Employee Handbook

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