The work-study program is a form of financial aid that provides part-time employment to students to assist them with their educational expenses. It is awarded to students who demonstrate financial need and meet eligibility requirements.
Good things to know about work-study
- Most work-study jobs begin at minimum wage, have flexible hours, and are conveniently located on campus.
- The money you earn through this program is not used to determine your financial need.
- Students wishing to trade their work-study eligibility for another type of aid are limited to loans.
The America Reads Challenge Act of 1997 provides reading tutors for preschool children through the third grade. At A&M-Corpus Christi, reading tutors are placed on-campus at our Early Childhood Development Center. Tutors are selected by the College of Education and must be eligible for federal work-study.
The Community Service program employs students in various non-profit organizations throughout the community. Students in this program perform hands-on community service. Most jobs pay more than minimum wage and have flexible work hours. All jobs require you to provide your own transportation.
The Federal Work-study Program is a federal financial assistance program that provides on-campus jobs for students. This type of aid is available to students who show a financial need and want to earn a portion of their educational expenses.
For more information on the Federal Work-Study Program, click here.
The State Work-study Program is a state financial assistance program that provides on-campus jobs for students. This program is similar to the federal work-study program (above).
For more information on the State Work-study Program, click here.
Applying for work-study
In order to be considered for work-study, you must submit the FAFSA to determine your eligibility. When applying, please be sure to mark "yes" to the question on the FAFSA that asks if you are interested in student employment.
If you are eligible, your work-study award will be listed with your other financial aid awards. If you have already filed your FAFSA for this year and did not originally demonstrate interest in work-study, please contact our office for more information. You must apply each year for continued consideration in the work-study program.
Please note that receipt of a work-study award does not guarantee job placement. You must interview for a work-study job the same way you would any other job. All college work-study positions are listed with Career Services, located on the 3rd floor of the University Center. If you are interested in applying for a particular work-study position, you must present your award letter to Career Services.
Most work-study jobs begin at minimum wage, have flexible hours, and are conveniently located on campus. Wages are paid in the form of a bi-weekly check or direct deposit into your individual bank account. Note: The money you earn through this program is not used to determine your financial need.
Students may work up to 20 hours a week. Work-study hours are flexible. Remember: your education should be your first priority!