Federal Work Study

Federal Work Study at UTHSCSA is an exciting way to bolster your resume and offers a creative way to keep your student loan debt to a minimum. Work-study is real, on-the-job training and is a way to obtain important pre-graduation work experience. Expect to treat your work-study job as a professional position—it’s a great opportunity to develop skills, network in your field, and build a solid reference for future employment.

What Types of Jobs are Available?

The Office of Veteran Services and Financial Aid works through our on campus and off campus partners to provide employment opportunities.

Positions available (see below) can involve working in the Library,  tutoring fellow students, working as a technician or research assistant or even working within the community in service positions.  We also offer office assistant and various media positions.

All work-study jobs should provide either a benefit to the student directly (such as a better understanding of future career possibilities) or should benefit your classmates (such as helping the Library with extending their hours of operation for students or tutoring).  All work study jobs must be performed under direct supervision, by an authorized supervisor.

Eligibility Requirements

Federal Work-Study employment is a financial aid program that is awarded to students who have financial need. Below are general guidelines and do not reflect all possible scenarios.

  1. Each student must apply for Federal financial aid using the FAFSA and indicate they are interested in the work-study program
  2. Each student must have financial need as determined by the HSC using federal guidelines
  3. Each student must apply for a position as specified by our individual partners

Work-study is an employment opportunity offered to you through the Office of Veteran Services and Financial Aid, and is a need-based program, so not all students qualify. If you qualify and funds are available, you will receive work-study as part of your award package. Should our funding deplete, students may request to be placed on a waiting list for possible future funding.

Forms

Working at a state institution requires a certain amount of paperwork some of which is completed (or partially completed) by the hiring department. The rest are completed by the employee.  Once you have been awarded work study funds and hired, a required forms link will be emailed to you.  After completing these forms you will need to bring them in person to the Office of Veteran Services and Financial Aid (Med 318.L).

To post a position or to get more information, contact Camille Garcia at 210-567-2635 or email at garciacc@uthscsa.edu

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Guidelines

Payroll deadlines

2017-2018 Work Study Payroll Deadlines

 Handbooks

2017-2018 CWS Student Handbook

2017-2018 CWS Supervisor Handbook