CWS for Summer Dental Selectives

***NOTE: This information is subject to change. Please check back on or around April 15, 2020***


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 2019-2020 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 classes 05/19/2020 – 05/29/2020  & 06/01/2020 – 06/12/2020

SELC 7088- Community Service. 05/18/2020 – 05/29/2020 & 06/01/2020 – 06/12/2020

SELC 7120- Preventive Dentistry Outreach. 05/19/2020 – 05/29/2020

SELC 7123- Primary Dental Care/Outreach Laredo-IPE. 05/19/2020 – 05/29/2020

SELC 8221 – Heroes for the Homeless. 06/01/2020 – 06/12/2020

SELC 8032 – Senior South Texas Rotation. 05/19/2020 – 05/29/2020 & 06/01/2020 – 06/12/2020

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 late March with a link to complete the employment documents (check your spam folder). 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 05/19/2020 to 05/29/2020 – Timesheet due 05/29/2020 by 3:00 pm

Hours Worked from 06/01/2020 to 06/12/2020- Timesheet due 06/12/2020 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.