The College Work-Study Program provides jobs for students with financial need. This program is a subsidized student employment program designed to assist students in financing their post-secondary education. Students are able to earn money according to the hours worked to help pay their educational expenses. Employment opportunities exist on campus and vary depending upon the hiring department.
In order to be eligible for Work-Study, students must document financial need every year by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Work-study is a need based award and cannot be awarded to a student if the award combined with other resources would exceed the student's need. Students are awarded funds based on their financial need but are only paid for hours worked. Any unearned funds at the end of the program term are forfeited.
Students applying for work-study positions are not guaranteed a position. Work-study positions are based upon department need and the availability of funds. Work-study earnings are not paid in advance so they cannot be used to pay the direct costs (tuition, books, etc.) of the semester in which they are awarded.
There are two (2) types of work-study that can be awarded to a student.
Federal Work-Study Award- This award may be granted to students that are Residents or non-residents of the State of Texas, however will depend on the funding source.
Texas Work-Study Award-This award differs from the Federal Work-Study award, in that it is restricted only, to residents of the State of Texas and to those enrolled in at least half-time (6 credit hours) enrollment.
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