Student Employment

A TWU student sits on a laptop in a dorm room.

Students may work on campus as student assistants under the Student Employment Program, coordinated through the Office of Human Resources.

Employment on the Dallas or Houston campuses is coordinated by the Financial Aid Counselor located on those campuses.


Federal and State College Work-Study programs permit undergraduate and graduate students to earn from $2,610-$6,090 annually on the basis of documented financial need. 

  • You must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States
  • Student employees are paid monthly on the first working day of each month for hours worked in designated on-campus and off-campus jobs
  • Payment is based on actual hours worked at a Work-Study eligible job
  • Your wages for hours worked during a semester cannot exceed the awarded amount
  • In some cases, you may be eligible to increase your student loans if a Work-Study position is not available

If you are awarded Work-Study but fail to locate a Work-Study job, you will not receive payment of the Work-Study award. Contact TWU’s Career Connections Center for available Work-Study positions.

For On-Campus Employers

To receive a work-study credit, the department will need to confirm the student is work-study eligible by viewing the Award notification from the student that shows work-study as accepted, or confirm with the financial aid office.

The department will submit the PTF form through Oracle indicating work-study. Financial aid will review work-study eligibility at the time of hiring and after each payroll cycle. Departments could be responsible for the earnings if there is a modification to the work-study eligibility that could be a result of a change in the cost of attendance or other need-based aid.

Page last updated 11:03 AM, October 3, 2023