How Work-Study "Works"
Federal Work-Study provides part-time jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses while they are enrolled. The program encourages community service work and work related to the student’s course of study. Both full-time and part-time students are eligible for work-study.
If you are eligible for and are awarded work-study, you will receive an award letter listing the maximum dollar amount that can be earned under this program. In addition, an explanation letter will be mailed to you containing a description of the program and a personalized Student Employment Form. In order to secure employment you must browse Career Service's online job search engine, UST Connect to identify possible job openings.
You must bring your personalized Student Employment Form to all interviews. If hired, you and your employer must complete your personalized Student Employment Form. Once this form is completed, it must be submitted to the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. When your completed form is received, your work-study award becomes official.
Read more information about the UST Work-Study Program.
The Community Service Work-Study Program
The Community Service Work-Study Program offers students the chance to earn wages while helping a local nonprofit organization. Nonprofit positions typically allow students to come into direct contact with the people they are serving. This program is beneficial in that it affords students the opportunity to learn about the community, provide much needed service and earn wages while gaining relevant work experience. Community Service positions are posted on Career Service's online job search engine, UST Connect.
In an effort to offer students a wide range of options, employers are asked to submit job postings online via UST Connect to advertise any available student jobs with the Office of Career Services and the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid works together with the Office of Career Services and Testing to market available job openings.
Off-campus employers who wish to participate in the work-study program must complete the Off-Campus Agreement and a Work-Study Request Form. These documents must be submitted for approval to the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. Once the request is received and approved, our office will contact you and post the job online via UST Connect. To obtain these documents or to inquire about participating in the Off-Campus Work-Study Program, please contact our office 713-525-2170 or email us.
Additional Work-Study Information
Student Employment Guidelines for Supervisors is the employer's desk reference of the procedures necessary to the student employment process.
Students who do not qualify for federal or Texas work-study may still qualify for the University Student Employment Program. To seek student employment on campus, visit Career Service's UST Connect website and begin browsing on-campus jobs.