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Work Study FAQ's

What is work study?
Work study is a form of financial aid that provides funding for on-campus and certain off-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 and/or offer higher wages 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 Jobs for Aggies, our online job database, from this site. 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 let you employer know that you have work study. You may do so by printing a Work Study Certificate from howdy.tamu.edu. Click the My Finances tab and enter the Financial Aid Portal. Students can click the Work Study Certificate link available under the My Awards tab.
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.