Admissions & Aid

Student Employment


Student Employment at SMC

Students interested in working at SMC as student workers can find information about applying for part-time student help or a federal work study job at Santa Monica College, as well as information on the skills and characteristics of a successful employee. 

  • Current pay rate is $16.90, effective July 1, 2024 the pay rate will be $17.27.
  • Student employees’ paychecks will be available for pick up only on each payday from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM in the Auxiliary Services office (located at 1738 Pearl Street).  Please remember a physical photo ID is required to pick up paychecks and paychecks can only be given to the person listed on the check. No pictures of IDs or photocopies will be accepted. Any paychecks not picked up on by 1:30 PM on payday will be processed by the mailroom and mailed to your address on file.  See Payroll Schedules for student payroll dates.

To work as a student employee at SMC, you must have a valid Social Security Card with the correct spelling of your name. F-1 students will need to contact the International Education Center to receive the SMC SSN application to request a social security number. 

All student employment assignments end on June 30 of each year. The Financial Aid Office will begin accepting employment applications every June for employment to begin on the first day of the academic year: July 1. 

Continuing student employees must complete a new Application Contract, Student Sick Leave and Mandated Reporter Status Forms and the FERPA training annually. 

Paperwork must be submitted at least 3 days prior to the 1st and 16th of each month to ensure it's processed for the next payroll period. As a reminder, students should not be allowed to work without the email hiring authorization.

Three Sources of Funding


How to Apply

Career Services Center

For On-Campus Jobs, you need to fill out Student Employment Documents.

  • These jobs are only listed on this site and not available in the Financial Aid Office.
  • When you find an on-campus job, you will need to bring your employment paperwork to your supervisor to provide to the Financial Aid Office.


How to Apply

SMC faculty, staff and administrators who are interested in hiring a student worker can find information on how to list a job, as well as the general procedures and requirements to employ a student worker at SMC.


How it Works

Office Contact

Office Hours

  • Monday: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thursday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:30 a.m - 12:30 p.m.