Bay Mills Community College offers part-time employment opportunities for students through the Federal Work Study program and other funding. To qualify for Federal Work Study positions, the student must have a demonstrated financial need and be eligible for financial aid. Financial need may not be a factor for some of the other student worker positions.
Students interested in working for the College should watch for job postings on the Financial Aid Office bulletin board and BMCC website.
Jobs are subject to availability and are not guaranteed. Students may be required to reapply each semester as actual employment is based upon the funding available.
Students must provide proper identification, verify their identities and ability to work within the United States, and complete and return the Federal W-4, State W-4, and I-9 form, before work begins. Earnings are subject to federal and state income taxes. However, certain student workers will be exempt from FICA (Social Security and Medicare) taxes.
The Internal Revenue Code imposes a tax on employers and employees referred to as the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA). The Code, however, contains a number of exceptions to the FICA tax, one of which exempts services performed for a college or university by a “student who is enrolled and regularly attending classes” at the institution. Students are not automatically exempt from FICA taxes. Certain guidelines must be met to qualify for the FICA tax exemption.
A student employee will generally qualify for the FICA exemption if the following conditions are met: