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What is Work-Study?

Federal Work-Study Program

  • Jobs are available both on and off campus.
  • Available to Bearkats who show financial need and want to earn a portion of their education expenses.
  • Most jobs begin at minimum wage, but there are many other benefits such as flexible work hours.
  • Set up a profile on Handshake to view available positions.

Texas Work-Study Program

  • Jobs are located on-campus
  • Available to students who are Texas residents, show financial need, and want to earn a portion of their education expenses.
  • Most jobs begin at minimum wage, but there are many other benefits such as flexible work hours.
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How do I Receive Work-Study?

  • Answer "Yes" to the FAFSA question "Are you interested in being considered for work study?"
  • Contact the Financial Aid & Scholarships office at workstudy@shsu.edu to determine eligibility.
  • If you are a student worker, your department can contact workstudy@shsu.edu to determine work study eligibility.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much can earn through Work-Study?

A student can earn up to $3000 for the academic year ($1500 Fall and $1500 Spring).

Will the money I earn go toward my Tuition and Fees?

No. All money earned is paid directly to the student in the form of Bi-Monthly pay.

I did not mark that I was interested in work study on my FAFSA. Will I need to update this and resubmit my FAFSA to be eligible?

No. If you are interested in Work Study, please contact the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships at 936-294-1774 or workstudy@shsu.edu to verify your eligibility for Work-Study.

When I am awarded will I be assigned a work study job?

No. Students are responsible for finding their own work study jobs. They may do so by creating a Handshake profile through Career Services and searching for jobs.


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