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The UIW Work Study Program

The UIW Work Study Program provides part-time employment, on campus, for students who demonstrate financial need or who need additional assistance in subsidizing their education. Work study positions at UIW employ students an average of 12-15 hours per week; and hourly pay rates start at $7.25 per hour (the federal minimum wage), though some positions on campus may pay more.

Interested in work study? Select one of the topics below for more information.

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A work study award does not guarantee student employment. It is the student's responsibility to contact individual departments regarding job openings. The student must interview and secure a contract with individual departments. The student must secure that position before the first day of class in order to keep their work study award.

Federal/State Work Study Programs:

  • Part-time employment
  • Must complete the FAFSA and a UIW Student Information Form (you can find this form in the FORMS area) each year and demonstrate financial need
  • Must be enrolled half-time (6 semester credit hours for undergraduate students and 4 semester credit hours for graduate students)
  • Limited funds - awards are made on a first-come, first-serve basis
  • If funding is available, part time students may be eligible
  • For Texas Work Program, you must be a Texas resident
  • Texas Work Programs not available to students receiving athletic scholarships or are enrolled in a religious degree-seeking program
  • Positions limited - you are not guaranteed employment
  • You must apply for one of the current job openings and be selected for hire before the first day of class in order to kee your work study award.
  • Limited funding available

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Institutional Employment:

  • Part-time employment
  • Does not have to demonstrate financial need
  • Must be enrolled full-time
  • Made available for those students who do not qualify for federal or state work study funds
  • Limited funding available

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Online Training:

All students (new and returning) planning to contract for a work-study position must complete the online Work-Study Training course, "All About Work-Study" before applying for a position and contracting. Once you've completed the training, print out and complete the "Certificate of Completion," provide 1 copy to the financial aid office (fax  210-283-5053) and keep 1 copy for the supervisor of the office/department you eventually contract with.

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Last update 04/03/2014

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