Texas Tech University

Work Study FAQ's

What is work study?

Work study is a form of financial aid that provides funding for on-campus jobs. It allows students to earn money to help pay education expenses and reduce loan debt. It is estimated that by the time the average undergraduate student graduates, he/she is almost $27,000 in debt! A paycheck can go a long way towards defraying these costs.

Why should I take advantage of work study?

Work study makes you much more employable! Under the work study program, employers pay only a small percentage of your wages, with the remainder being paid from work study funds. This allows employers to hire more students than they might otherwise. Also, money earned under the work study program is treated as an award, not income for financial aid purposes. This means that any work study wages earned the previous year will not be included in your net income when you re-apply for financial aid.

How do I find a job?

Access Texas Tech University's student part-time employment website. You will find jobs that specify work study in the title or job description these employers are specifically looking for applicants like you.

What if I already have a job on-campus?

No problem. If you already work on-campus, all you need to do is have your employer complete the Departmental Authorization Request Form that can be found in the Forms section.

Who is eligible to receive Work Study?

Graduate and undergraduate students with financial need as determined by the FAFSA are eligible for work study funds. Student must be enrolled at least half-time.

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