Work-study is a form of “self-help” aid that does not require repayment. However, work-study funds are not paid into a student’s account as other forms of financial aid. Students that receive work-study must find a job and earn the money that they have been awarded. Students receive the funds from work-study in the form of a paycheck for hours worked. Students only receive the funds that they actually earn from a work-study award. Work-study is available from federal and state sources. The FAFSA application is required for work-study.
Shown below are the work-study programs available for eligible students pursuing a postsecondary education.
UTPA offers the following work-study programs:
Federal Work-Study Program - The Federal Work-Study Program allows students to work on-campus with a specific department or off-campus with a community service partner.
Texas College Work-Study Program - The Texas College Work-Study Program allows Texas Residents to work on-campus with a specific department.
How Do I Receive Work-Study and/or Find a Job?
Work-Study Job Opportunities