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Work Study Program

Program​ Information

Many students must work while attending school to help pay for their educational expenses. Student work-study programs provide good jobs, generally on-campus, that students often find helpful.

State and federal funding is provided to schools for student work-study programs. This funding is limited and is awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis until funds are exhausted. Once placed in a job, students may work up to 20 hours per week until the awarded amount is earned – generally for a semester.

UTB work-study participants are paid the federal minimum hourly rate.

Work-study applicants must:


The state work-study program requires applicants to be Texas residents attending a public or non-profit independent college or university in Texas. The state program further requires that students be enrolled at least half-time and not be on an athletic scholarship or enrolled in a seminary or other program leading to ordination or licensure to preach.

Federal Work Study (FWS) is a program covered under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, intended “to strengthen the educational resources of our colleges and universities and to provide financial assistance for students in postsecondary and higher education.”

The mission of the Financial Aid Office is to provide a more efficient way to access the information required for completing the College Work-Study program. A Work Study Handbook (PDF) for students and supervisors is available to help clarify questions regarding the program.

For a list of work study jobs, click here.


Work Study Forms

College Work-Study Employee Evaluation/Termination Notice
Student/Worker Contract




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