Work Study


The student employment program at Whittier College is designed to provide students with on-campus employment while attending Whittier College.

Students gain valuable work experience, which can prepare them for employment in future years, while participating directly in the life of the Whittier community.

How does this program work?

Work-study is a College-administered program, through which you earn your award allocation to pay for your educational expenses. The amount of your work-study award represents the maximum allocation you may earn for the year. You obtain part-time employment on-campus and you will only receive earnings for the number of hours you worked.

How many hours may I work?

You may work a maximum of 18 hours per week during periods of enrollment. You will receive biweekly paychecks based on the number of hours you worked during the previous pay period.

Information about all work-study positions can be obtained through Handshake, Whittier's student employment portal. Job positions vary and include opportunities in research, tutoring, community service, administration and office operations, computing, and library services.