WORK STUDY GUIDELINES

For Fall 2013/Spring 2014: Federal Work Study awards can begin on August 8, 2013 and end on May 14, 2014. Texas College Work Study begin on September 1, 2013 and end on May 14, 2014.

Students must have been awarded work study funds for the Fall and/or Spring term(s). Eligibility is re-evaluated each academic term (Fall/Spring, Summer).

In order for employers to verify eligibility, students may present a Work Study Certificate to them. Printable certificates are available online through the student portal at howdy.tamu.edu . Students can click the Work Study Certificate link available under the My Awards tab.

Students must be enrolled a minimum of 6 undergraduate credit hours or 4 graduate credit hours at Texas A&M in order to qualify for Work Study funds.

Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress in order to qualify for Work Study funds.

In order for a student's wages to be paid through a work study program, employers must submit an EPA (Employee Payroll Action) with the appropriate object class/title code:

Obj Class Title Code  
1745 7560 Federal Work Study  
1750 7557 Texas College Work Study


Although a student typically works an average of 20 hours per week, the number of hours a student may work depends on the award amount and the rate of pay. For example, if Susie were awarded $3000 in work-study and her rate of pay were $8.00 per hour, assuming that there is an average of 36 weeks in an academic year (18 weeks in a semester), Susie would be able to work an average of 10.4 hours per week throughout the year. (3000/8=375; 375/36=10.4)

Students may not work during scheduled class times.

It is the responsibility of the student and employer to monitor earnings in order to avoid exceeding award allocation.

Once a student exhausts the work study award amount, the employing department will be held responsible for either paying 100% of the student's wages (under a non-work study title code) or terminating the student's employment.

Per Work Study Regulations, wages are earned when the student performs the work; hence, estimated time cannot be paid.

In order for work study funds to be utilized, hours must be submitted within the semester for which the funds were awarded.

 
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