Student Responsibilities

  • Report to work on time.
  • Notify your employer if you are going to be late or absent.
  • Follow your employer’s rules and regulations.
  • Do not do homework while you are scheduled to work.
  • Adhere to the employer’s dress code.
  • Discuss any problems and concerns with your supervisor immediately. If the problem is not resolved, notify the work study coordinator.
  • Report hours worked accurately and keep track of your hours worked to avoid over-earning your allocation.
  • Maintain confidentiality. On-campus work study students are employees of NSC and must adhere to the conditions of the 1974 Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) when working with student information.
  • Abide by the rules of Seattle Community Colleges student conduct policy, at

Here is a general summary of FERPA rules:

  • Parents or eligible students have the right to inspect and review the student's education records maintained by the school.
  • Parents or eligible students have the right to request that a school correct records which they believe to be inaccurate or misleading.
  • Generally, schools must have written permission from the parent or eligible student in order to release any information from a student's education record.

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Employer Responsibilities

  • Comply with state and federal work study regulations as prescribed in the employer contract.
  • Provide adequate supervision and training.
  • Pay students for all hours worked and keep accurate records of earnings. Students need to be paid at least once a month.
  • Pay employer taxes as required by law.
  • Provide opportunities for growth and learning.
  • Provide a safe and positive work environment.