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General Eligibility Information

In order to be considered for work-study employment, you must complete a FAFSA. Students typically work an average of 12 hours per week, with a maximum of 30 hours per week, and are paid at least minimum wage ($5.50/hour).

A work-study award does not guarantee you employment. It is your responsibility to contact individual departments regarding work-study job openings, interview and secure a contract with that department. Positions should be secured before the first day of class in order to keep your work study award.

What is "Work-Study" and How do You Qualify?

  • "Work-study" is part-time, campus-based employment
  • You must demonstrate financial need (complete a FAFSA)
  • You must be enrolled at least half-time
  • Jobs are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis
  • You must be a Texas resident, U.S. citizen or permanent resident, or must be an eligible U.S. visa holder
  • Funding is limited and
  • If you are receiving an athletic scholarship or are enrolled in a religious degree-seeking program, your participation is limited.

What is "Institutional Employment" and How do You Qualify?

  • "Institutional employment" is part-time, campus-based employment
  • You do not have to demonstrate financial need
  • You must be enrolled full-time
  • Institutional funds are made available only if you do not qualify for federal or state work study fundsand
  • Limited funding is available.

All About Workstudy (2007-08):  Annual training for students.

All students participating in the UIW workstudy program must complete the online workshop.  To access this training, go to our Online Workshops page.

Student Info Sheets

Job Descriptions

Information for Workstudy Supervisors

Payroll Schedule


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