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Work-Study

Federal and State work-study provides jobs for students with financial need allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to a student's course of study.

Work-study is generally awarded at 12 hours per week. Students are paid twice a month at a minimum salary of $7.25 per hour.

Applying for Work-Study

  1. Apply for admission to TCC
  2. Apply for Federal student aid—select the option for work-study.
    • Your FAFSA and any up documentation must be submitted before the May 1 priority deadline each year.
    • Please note: Work-study funding and available positions are very limited. Not every student who is offered work-study funding will find a job and be hired.
  3. Check your award letter for the work-study offer.
  4. Attend one of the required orientation sessions.

Check this site for vacant work-study positionsListen (PDF will open in new window). If you are awarded work-study and you find a position that interests you, contact your campus work-study coordinator to discuss scheduling an interview with the hiring department. You will be subject to a background check and must be cleared prior to beginning your employment.

Attending Work-Study Orientation

Our orientation is offered online and in-person. You must complete either the online or on-campus orientation by August 15, 2016, or your work-study award will be canceled and your funds offered to other students.

To complete the orientation online (preferred):

  1. Visit the Online Work-Study Orientation Presentation (Link will open in a new window)
  2. Carefully review the 2016-2017 Work-Study Presentation
  3. Take the Work-Study Orientation Quiz (quiz results will be forwarded to the campus you select)

If you are unable to complete the Online Work-Study Orientation Presentation, you may attend one of the available on-campus orientation sessions. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early.

2016-2017 On-Campus Work-Study Orientations

Campus Location Date Time
Northeast Campus Community Room (NBSS 1103) Monday, July 25 4—5 p.m.
Northwest Campus WACB 1123 Monday, July 25 11 a.m.—Noon
5:30—6:30 p.m.
South Campus Rotunda (SRTA 1102) Wednesday, July 27 3—4 p.m.
Southeast Campus North Ballroom (ESEC 1102) Tuesday, August 2 2—3 p.m.
Trinity River Campus TREF 5301 Tuesday, July 19 1—2 p.m.
5—6 p.m.

Updated July 11, 2016