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Work Study

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

 

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. Students must meet the following requirements:

  • Must have submitted the FAFSA and have unmet need
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
  • Must be enrolled for at least ½ time 
  • Must be meeting UTPA’s Satisfactory Academic Policy Requirements

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 Texas College Work-Study Program

 

 The Texas College Work-Study Program allows Texas Residents to work on-campus with a specific department.

  • Must have submitted the FAFSA/TASFA and have unmet need
  • Must be a Texas Resident
  • Must be enrolled for at least ½ time
  • Must be meeting UTPA’s Satisfactory Academic Policy Requirements
  • Employment Authorization Card (if you are not a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident)

College for All Texans

 

 How Do I Receive Work-Study and/or Find a Job?

 

 To check on your Work-Study eligibility, please submit a request for additional aid here: Request Additional Aid

Once work-study has been awarded, a student must:

  • Accept their award on ASSIST
  • Work-Study Orientation
  • An active profile will be needed to view jobs on Bronc Career Connection via your Assist account.

 

WORK-STUDY STUDENT CHECKLIST

 

  • Accept your Work Study award by going to assist.utpa.edu
  • The next business day go to https://finaid.utpa.edu/wsorientation to complete the Work Study orientation. You must pass the quiz before you move on.  You may retake it as many times as you need.
  • Create your profile on Bronc Career Connection via http://www.utpa.edu/careerservices
  • You must have a resume uploaded to have an active account.  Resume reviews can be obtained in three ways:
    • Visit Career Services during Walk-In Hours to have a resume reviewed by a Career Advisor
    • Submit your resume on Online Resume Drop Box
    • Drop off your resume at Career Services Office and leave a copy on the Resume Drop Box
  • Pick up and complete a Criminal Background Check form in Career Services Office.
  • Once account in Bronc Career Connection has been activated, begin job search.
  • Submit a job referral or follow application instructions on Bronc Career Connection for job you are interested in.

    Once you have found a job…or hired
  • Visit Office of Human Resources to complete I-9 requirements. 
  • Supervisor will contact you when he/she receives your Memo of Employment (the official employment document).  At this point you are ready to begin working.
     

 

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