Work-Study Jobs Help Ends Meet

Jerry Vincent, Math Center coordinator, tutors a student while student tutor Noah Westervelt, right, looks on. Writing tutor Lexy Turntine is in the far left.

Allison Smith

Jerry Vincent, Math Center coordinator, tutors a student while student tutor Noah Westervelt, right, looks on. Writing tutor Lexy Turntine is in the far left.

Allison Smith, Features Editor

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Allen Community College offers the opportunity for students to receive a work-study job in order to receive financial help.

A work-study position provides students with a part-time job where they can earn money to help pay for college. 

At Allen, applying for a work-study job is not a difficult process. Before the school year begins, log onto the Allen website and fill out the application for student employment. The application will then be sent to the financial aid department to be processed. 

After workers in financial aid check over the information and classes have been in session for a while, a list of students who are eligible for a work-study position will be put into the business office, along with a list of jobs for which students can apply. 

There are various jobs in each department of the college, so there will be something for everyone. Students are offered to work 10 hours maximum per week and are paid $7.25 hourly. Pay periods are biweekly. 

An example of a popular work-study job is tutoring, located in the Academic Success area of the Allen Library. Overseen by Writing Center coordinator Bruce Symes, students can sign up as tutors to help other students in various subjects like math, writing, or science. 

Sophomore Lexy Turntine tutors writing in the library about every day working with students and their essays. 

“Tutoring is a great way to meet other students and a good, productive way to spend my free time,” Turntine said .

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