Financial Aid


Work-Study Information

Students who are interested in holding a job on campus may apply for work-study positions in various departments across all of PRCC's campuses.

The Work-Study Application Form can be found in RiverGuide (instructions are provided here).

  • On the Application Form, students MUST list the department(s) they are interested in applying for, in addition to the other information that is requested. Listing "all" or "any" department is not acceptable.

 NOTE: If you have already completed the application and need to add departments to your list, please e-mail us at and use the subject line "Work Study Application Update."

General Requirements

1) You must have a completed FAFSA on file

2) All required verification items must be submitted, if applicable

3) You must be in compliance with the Satisfactory Academic Progress policy

4) You must be enrolled in at least 15 credit hours (fall/spring semester)

PLEASE NOTE:  Accepting a work-study position may change your eligibility for student loans.  Loan funds may need to be reduced to accommodate work-study funds. 

Work-Study Application Process

Here is a brief overview of the work-study application process:

1) View the list of available positions and job descriptions on this page

2) Access the Work Study Application Form in RiverGuide

3) Complete the form with all information requested, including the list of departments you want to apply to

4) The Office of Financial Aid will send your information to the departments you list on the form

5) You will be contacted by the department(s) if they are interested in meeting you for an interview

6) If you are selected for the position, you will need to complete new-hire paperwork

7) After your paperwork is processed, you may begin working

8) Students are allowed to work up to 15 hours per week.  The rate is $7.25 per hour.

Available Work-Study Positions

Poplarville Campus

Department of Science, Math & Business

  • Assist the Department Chair with clerical work, running errands on campus, making deliveries to instructors
  • Assist students in the Math Lab by swiping students in/out of the lab during peak times as needed and providing mathematics assistance to students who utilize the Math Lab
  • Required:  strong background in mathematics, with successful completion of College Algebra with a "B" or higher
  • Preference given to students with a major in mathematics, STEM, or education


  • Answer general student questions about Library and Testing Services
  • Straighten and read open stacks
  • Shelve books
  • Assist students with basic computer questions, including Canvas and other online resources
  • Help students with printing needs
  • Required:  computer experience
  • Schedule Requirements:  Work one afternoon from 3:00 - 5:30 PM each week, as well as one night from 5:30 - 9:00 PM each week

Practical Nursing

  • Filing, organizing, typing, running errands as needed
  • Required: must be able to follow directions well and type/file efficiently and accurately

Business Office

  • Filing, data entry, organizing, copying, running errands
  • Required: able to use Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as learn new software systems (such as Banner) for data entry


  • Process mail, file documents, answer phone calls, copy and scan documents
  • Learn rules and regulations of the MSVCC and clearly communicate information to students
  • Greet incoming students and answer general questions regarding online classes
  • Required:  excellent communication skills; ability to work independently and on a team; work well under pressure and maintain a professional demeanor when dealing with students; ability to maintain strict confidentiality; attention to detail
  • Schedule Requirements:  this position is required to work during the summer months.  Close driving distance to campus is strongly preferred.

Office of Recruitment, Marketing & Communications

  • Take prospective students on campus tours
  • Make and answer phone calls, schedule tours, file documents, other general office duties
  • Must be kind and courteous at all times
  • Required: general knowledge of Microsoft Word; great communication skills

Wellness Center

  • Maintain front desk operations, such as member sign-ins, answering telephone, making copies, joining new members
  • Clean equipment and organize exercise floor area
  • Assist members with proper use of exercise equipment
  • Provide facility tours to new members
  • First Aid/CPR/AED certification is preferred; however, student may enroll in a First Aid/CPR course during the semester of hire
  • Required: enjoy assisting others with exercise and have a fair knowledge of exercise; must be reliable; must be comfortable with supervising a large facility
  • Schedule Requirements: work rotations of both Friday and Sunday afternoons and must be available for rotations of 6:30 AM openings and 9:00 PM closings


  • Answer phone and be able to answer questions if asked, direct them to who they need to talk to and take complete messages
  • File various documents and understand the organization of the office
  • Data entry, when necessary
  • Check the mail, deliver documents between offices on campus
  • Make copies and scan documents
  • Laminate documents for the department when necessary
  • Welcome each person who walks into the office
  • Required: Must be knowledgeable in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; must have good customer service skills and know business phone etiquette; good communicaton and organizational skills, good work ethic and high level of professionalism


  • Washing and autoclaving glassware
  • Pouring, labeling, and sterilizing media tubes and petri plates
  • Cleaning microscopes, lab surfaces, and glassware
  • Refilling stains and decolorizers
  • Rinse bottles
  • Any other lab duties as assigned
  • Required: Science or Allied Health major; successful completion of Microbiology preferred

Department of Humanities & Social Sciences

  • Make copies and type documents
  • Deliver papers around campus to various offices
  • Sort and deliver mail to instructors
  • Shut down computers in classrooms and lock up classrooms
  • Required: must be able to type
  • Schedule Requirements:  Must be available at least one morning each week at 8:00 am to pick up mail

Career and Technical Education

  • Type memos, do mailings, and work with instructors in the CTE Department as necessary
  • Help coordinate events that take place in the Technology Building
  • Answer phones, take messages, and help guide visitors around the building
  • Required: working knowledge of Microsoft Office

Math Lab

  • Monitor and assist students with mathematics homework assignments in the Math Lab
  • Clean work stations in the lab
  • Answer phone and perform other customer service tasks
  • Required:  Minimum of a "B" in College Algebra

Office of Instruction

  • Check mail, manage documnents, answer phone calls
  • Learn various policies and procedures and clearly communicate information to those who may inquire
  • Greet visitors to the office
  • Run errands on campus
  • Must have excellent communication skills, pay close attention to detail, ability to work independently and with a team, and must maintain strict confidentiality
  • Required: working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Schedule Requirements: Must be available to work 15 hours per week during the regular semesters and available to work 4 days per week during the summer

Forrest County Center

Woodall Center/Workforce

  • Assist with front desk duties, such as answering phones, greeting people who walk into the facility, and assisting with student needs
  • Provide student assistance in registering for Adult Education and/or Workforce programs
  • Assist with planning, promoting, and setting up of events at the Woodall Center
  • Requirements:  friendly; customer service skills; knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word; able to manage multiple phone lines and walk-ins

Surgical Technology Department

  • Make copies and file documents
  • Organize, stock, and prep the lab
  • General office duties


  • File, make labels, run errands, answer the phone
  • Help set up events and assist in Student Services when needed
  • Keep the office clean and organized
  • Must maintain strict confidentiality

Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) Department

  • File, make copies, other office duties as assigned
  • Organize, prep, and stock the lab


  • Greet customers as soon as they walk through the door
  • Make sure floors are always clear from obstruction and items are not on floor
  • Throughout the date, check all supplies and items on sales floor and make sure products are neatly placed, brought to the front, and price tags are visible
  • Daily check the back for inventory when stock is low
  • Each day make sure the drink machines are stocked
  • Make sure all snacks are put out and all options are visible
  • Throughout the day check the clothing racks to make sure all clothing items are in order by size, on the correct rack, and have a price tag
  • At the end of each week, rotate the merchandise so the store always looks different to customers
  • Check inventory and stock shelves
  • Clean and dust shelves weekly
  • Sanitize all racks, countertops, etc. weekly
  • Assist with special projects, mailing, etc.
  • Keep a running log of items that are popular and low in stock
  • Become familiar with all items in the store to efficiently assist customers
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Required:  must be able to lift boxes of merchandize, bend up and down to stock merchandise, stand on feet throughout shift

Hancock Center

No available openings at this time