The Butte College Job Placement & Cooperative Education Office offers two types of Work-Study that assists students in obtaining paid employment by subsidizing their wages.
Federal Work-Study allows students to work on campus, or for nonprofit or government agencies providing community service. This program pays 100% of a students wages but is limited to minimum wage (currently $9.00 per hour and will increase to $10.00 per hour on January 1, 2016). Students may work up to 20 hours per week while school is in session and up to 39 hours per week during regular academic breaks.
ButteWORKs Work-Study allows students to work on or off campus in a field related to their major. This program reimburses the employer a percentage of the student's wages. Reimbursement rates are up to 75% for both for-profit and non-profit organizations.