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Work-study Opportunities

College Work-Study Program (CWSP)

Seventy percent of state money and all federal money is awarded to students who demonstrate financial need. The College Work-Study Program is designed to offer jobs to students who are not eligible for need-based funds. Full-time and part-time students are employed for 10-20 hours per week in areas that relate to their academic and career goals. Funds are provided by the Federal Work-Study Program and the Colorado General Assembly.

To be eligible for work-study, you must meet these basic requirements:

  • Must have a completed current FAFSA on file with PCC
  • Must be awarded and eligible to receive financial aid
  • Must be actively enrolled in at least 6 credit hours at PCC
  • Cannot have a bachelor’s degree
  • Must be in a financial aid-eligible program

View the Student Employee Expectations

Please contact the Financial Aid office to verify your eligibility prior to applying for a position.

Applying for Work-Study Positions

All work-study positions at PCC are listed through Career CONNECTIONS. To view and apply for work-study positions, you will need to create a Career CONNECTIONS account.

How to find work-study positions at PCC:

Step one

Step one: Create a Career Connections profile

Go to Career Connections and create a Pending Profile. 
Pending profiles may take 1-2 days to be approved. (not including weekends)
After your pending profile is approved, you will use the same login name and password to access Career Connections.

Directions to set up a Pending Profile:

  • Click on “new student”
  • Click on “find me” 
  • Click on “create pending account”
  • Fill out the “Your information sections” and then click submit
  • You will see a message that says “We Can’t give you access to your account right not”. This mean you have successfully submitted a pending account request.
  • You should receive an email for sending the request and another email when your account is approved

Step two

Step two: Setting up your Career Connections profile

When you log into career connections you will want to find the “My Docs” section. Here you will be able to upload a resume to send to potential supervisors. Whenever you apply to any job, you will have the option to send your resume to them.

You will also want to visit the “My Profile” section to add any information about yourself that you think might be helpful.

Step three

Step three: Finding the right position

After you have your profile and resume all set up, you will want to go to the “My Jobs” section.

Here you will be able to use the “keyword” search option to search for work-study jobs. Use PCC or work-study key words to find all the work-study jobs.

You can browse and apply for as many jobs as you wish. Each separate positon will have its own job description. Find the one that is right for you. 

When a supervisor receives your information, they will decide when and if they want to set up an appointment with you.

While you may apply for any position, you will only be able to work for one work-study at a time.


Determining if you are eligible for work-study at Pueblo Community College: 

To be eligible for work-study a student must have:

  • A current FAFSA on file and complete with the school
  • Enrollment in 6+ credit hours for every semester they wish to work during
  • Academic good standing. All students must have an eligible SAP status.

    This means:
    • Having a GPA above 2.00
    • Completed more that 67% of all credit hours attempted
    • Must be within 150% of credits necessary to complete current declared major

Students must Apply for and be hired by the supervisor of the position they are applying for. Work-study, just like any other job, has a hiring process all students must go through---positions are not guaranteed.

Finally, all students must go through a background check during the hiring process. This is done though our Human Resources office. If the background check is denied, then a student will not be permitted to work in a work-study position. 

Work-study pay and wage

Work-study pay and wage

All work-study students will earn Minimum wage and be paid through direct deposit. This is set up at the same time as the background check.


Eric Schwien
Phone: 719-549-3032
Fax: 719-543-3012

Office Hours
Mon-Fri: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sat-Sun: Closed