CWS for Summer Dental Selectives



Funds for 2018-2019 have been fully awarded. Eligible students have been notified. 

Students enrolled in certain summer Dental Selectives may be eligible to receive compensation for their community service via the Federal College Work-Study (CWS) program.  This program is administered by Veteran Services and Financial Aid (VSFA).

Who Qualifies?

Students must have a valid 2018-2019 FAFSA on file with VSFA.  Visit this link for more details on the FAFSA process.  CWS is a need-based program.  A student’s calculated need is determined by the following:

Annual Cost of Attendance (COA) minus Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) minus other non-loan aid equals Need.

Which Selectives Qualify?

The School of Dentistry designated the following Selectives as community service:

SELC 7011 – Summer Clinical/Community Externship. Only Sessions: 05/20/19-05/31/19  &  06/03/19-06/14/19

SELC 7088- Community Service. Only from 05/20/19 to 06/14/19

SELC 7120- Preventive Dentistry Outreach. 05/20/19-05/31/19

SELC 7123- Primary Dental Care/Outreach Laredo-IPE. 05/20/19-05/31/19

SELC 8032 – Senior South Texas Rotation. Only Sessions: 05/20/19-05/31/19  &  06/03/19-06/14/19

Please note that the CWS program ends annually on June 15, so hours worked after this date cannot be compensated.

What is the award amount?

CWS for Dental Selectives is awarded at $15/hour, no more than 20 hours per week, for a total of up to $600/2 weeks.  The student must earn the hours first, then will be required to submit a timesheet to our office for processing by the deadline.

How do I sign up?

VSFA will extract a report of eligible students and contact them via their LiveMail Account sometime late April with a link to complete the employment documents (check your spam folder). The student must attend a CWS orientation in order to drop off the documents. Once the employment documents are processed, the student will receive a Clearance to Begin Employment email and instructions on how to submit a timesheet for pay.

Hours Worked from 05/20/2019 to 05/31/2019 – Timesheet due 05/31/2019 by 3:00 pm

Hours Worked from 06/01/2019 to 06/15/2019- Timesheet due 06/14/2019 by 3:00 pm

Who do I contact if I have questions?

Please contact Rebecca Brysch at or Gloria Salinas at if you have questions.