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Update: Beginning Monday, August 23rd, 2021, Bay Mills Community College will require all employees, students, vendors, and visitors to wear masks inside campus buildings. We hoped to begin the school year without having to wear masks, but due to the number of increasing cases in our county and surrounding communities, BMCC must take the additional step of requiring the wearing of masks. 

Student Employment

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:

  • Must be enrolled and regularly attending classes on at least a half-time basis (6 credits hours or more per semester) at Bay Mills Community College (BMCC). This determination will be made at the end of the add/drop period each semester.  


  • Must have the status of a student. The services that the student employee performs for the College must be incidental to and for the purpose of pursuing a course of study at BMCC. The educational aspect of the relationship, as compared to the service aspect, must be predominant.


  • Students may work no more than 20 hours per week in order to maintain their eligibility for the student FICA exemption.


  • The student employee must not be eligible to receive benefits at BMCC that are offered to non-student positions. These benefits include, but are not limited to the 403(b) retirement plan, state unemployment benefits, and vacation, short term leave, or paid holiday benefits.