Pay for College While Gaining Work Experience

You can earn money and gain work experience while in college by searching for on- and off-campus jobs or by applying for Work-Study and CalWORKS positions.

Work-Study and Job Options

Seek job opportunities on- or off-campus that may align with your needs or interests.

Sierra College Work-Study Programs

what is it?

Federal Work-Study lets college students work part time while attending school.

How to get started

  • Complete current academic year’s FAFSA,
  • Contact the Financial Aid Office to add your name to the Federal Work-study waitlist.
  • Go to Sierra Job Link to find Work Study Jobs.
  • Have a job ready in case you are chosen from the list.

CalWORKS Work-Study Program

What is it?

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)/CalWORKS is a federal work-study program that helps students meet the Welfare-to-Work requirements and provides various support services.

How To Get Started

Find out if you’re eligible for CalWORKs by completing the application.

On-Campus and Off-Campus Jobs


You can find on-campus and off-campus jobs through Career and Transfer Connections.

You can also contact departments at Sierra College that you’re interested in working in to see when the department will be accepting applications/hiring student workers. There are Student Tutoring positions available and some student jobs are posted on the Sierra College app.


  • Search current on-campus job listings on College Central Network
  • Select “Search—My School’s Jobs”
  • Under “Job Location,” select “On-Campus” from the “Search by Multiple Locations” menu
  • If you’re interested in on-campus jobs, contact the Financial Aid Office.

Qualifications to Work on Campus

To be eligible to work on campus, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled in and maintain six units during the regular school year (Exception: International Students must enroll in 12 or more units)
  • Have a 2.0 or better cumulative grade point average (GPA)
  • Maintain a 2.0 or better term GPA each semester
  • Pass Live Scan background check
  • Not attending Sierra College under the Academic Enrichment Program unless you work at NCC or Tahoe-Truckee under the Ghidotti Program 

Note: You may not hold a job as a temporary employee and a student employee at the same time. 

Work-Study Resources

Virtual Advisor

Get In Touch

Financial aid can be confusing and overwhelming but we’re here to support you through each step of the process. Reach out to us if you have any questions. Need an appointment? Email with subject line “Appointment Needed [Student ID]”.