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Financial Aid

College Work Study

Federal and State Work-Study Programs provide part-time jobs for students who have financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay educational expenses. Work-Study funds are earned on a biweekly basis according to the hours worked.

How to Apply for College Work-Study Awards

  1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  2. Complete a job search on Jobs for Jags.
  3. Contact the Career Development Center for Student Employment Applications.
  4. Complete any additional paperwork that the Office of Financial Aid deems necessary to establish your financial need. You will be notified on your To Do List in myUHV if additional documents are requested.
  5. Secure a College Work-Study job.
  6. Accept the College Work-Study Award in myUHV.

*International Students

International students are who are in the U.S. under on non-immigrant F and J visa. If you are on other non-immigrant visa statuses (A visa, H, L and others) you may be eligible for TAFSA aid if you do meet the minimum requirements.  Students on refugee and Asylee are not considered international students. 

International students on F and J visa are eligible to work on-campus (depending on the non-immigrant visa requirements) however international students are not eligible to apply for College Work Study Funded on-campus positions. International students are eligible to apply for “Regular Funded” positions. When applying for on-campus employments make sure you check for “regular funds/ campus funds” and not apply for “Work Study/ College Work Study” funded positions.

General Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for College Work-Study, an applicant must:

  • demonstrate financial need;
  • be a U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen;
  • have a valid Social Security number (with the exception of students from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau)
  • be registered with Selective Service, if you’re a male (you must register between the ages of 18 and 25)
  • be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student in an eligible degree or certificate program
  • maintain satisfactory academic progress in college
  • not convicted of a federal or state drug offense (possessing or selling illegal drugs) that occurred during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving federal student aid
  • sign the certification statement on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) stating that
    • you are not in default on a federal student loan and do not owe money on a federal student grant and
    • you will use federal student aid only for educational purposes; and
  • show you’re qualified to obtain a college education by
    • having a high school diploma or a recognized equivalent such as a General Educational Development (GED) certificate;
    • completing a high school education in a homeschool setting approved under state law (or—if state law does not require a homeschooled student to obtain a completion credential—completing a high school education in a homeschool setting that qualifies as an exemption from compulsory attendance requirements under state law); or
    • enrolling in an eligible career pathway program and meeting one of the "ability-to-benefit" alternatives.

As of June 17, 2021, the FAFSA Simplification Act removed the Selective Service and Drug Conviction requirements for Title IV eligibility.

Federal College Work-Study Program

The Federal College Work-Study Program provides part-time employment for undergraduate and graduate students. The average award is $3,000 per year. UHV offers on and off-campus positions.

Texas College Work-Study

The Texas College Work-Study program is a need based work study program funded by the State of Texas. It operates essentially in the same manner as the Federal Work-Study Program, with the additional stipulation that a participating student be a bona fide Texas resident enrolled at least half-time. Recipients of Texas Work-Study cannot be recipients of an athletic scholarship while earning work-study wages. The State priority deadline is January 15, for identifying elegible students.

College Work-Study Employment Procedures

Once the student has established that they meet the qualifications to apply for a College Work-Study position, students should review the job opportunities with a Career Development Center employee. It is the student's responsibility to contact the hiring department listed, interview with the department contact, and gain employment. In addition, employing departments may also contact College Work-Study applicants for an interview.

Should a student locate a job on campus, the student is required to complete the necessary paperwork in Human Resources. Students are paid biweekly. Once a student has reached his/her award limit, employment may be terminated. Review the following guides for more information about Policies, Procedures, Rights and Responsibilities of students and employers.

For additional information on College Work-Study programs, please email Zoeann Byerly or call her at (361) 570-4324.

The overview below shows the types of College Work-Study jobs that are typically available at UHV and the typical wages paid associated with those jobs. There are generally about 40 college Work-Study jobs, both on and off-campus, available through UHV each year.

The information presented meets the requirements of Texas House Bill 2504, section 4.229, “Internet access to Work-Study information.” The information here is subjected to change.

College Work-Study positions are grouped categories. The chart below defines each category and pay scale. The Pay Scale Chart applies to both College Work Study and Non-College Work-Study students.

 Effective September 1, 2022

Student Assistant 1

Tutors lead sessions that cater to the needs and goals of the student(s) they are working with. The sessions may be individual or small group and can take place in the Student Success Center, on the Katy campus (limited subjects), or online via Upswing. Peer Tutors are required to have earned an “A” in the course they tutor as well as instructor recommendation for the course. They must maintain a 3.0 GPA for all coursework.

Year 1
$9.00 per hour

Year 2
$9.50 per hour

Year 3+
$10.00 per hour

Student Assistant 2

A person at this level requires independent judgment in addition to extensive previous training and experience.

Year 1
$9.50 per hour

Year 2
$10.00 per hour

Year 3+
$10.50 per hour

Peer Tutoring

Positions include tutoring on or off campus. The wage rate may depend on tutoring individuals or a group, and on subject area tutoring.

Year 1
$10.00 per hour

Year 2
$10.50 per hour

Year 3+
$11.00 per hour

Supplemental Instructor

SI Leaders are students that who facilitate weekly out-of-class group learning / study sessions in targeted courses (courses with a high D-F-Withdrawal rates). They create lesson plans based on the content in the course and in collaboration with the course instructor. SI Leaders are expected to attend lectures for the course they support and meet regularly with the professor to clarify course content and material. They must plan and implement their sessions, guiding students through the most difficult course concepts, while sharing strategies they used to be successful in the course. Like Peer Tutors, SI Leaders are required to have earned an “A” in the course they tutor as well as instructor recommendation for the course. They must maintain a 3.0 GPA for all coursework.

Year 1
$12.00 per hour

Year 2
$12.50 per hour

Year 3+
$13.00 per hour

 

Graduate Peer Tutoring

Peer tutoring for graduate level coursework. Tutors lead sessions that cater to the needs and goals of the student(s) they are working with. The sessions may be individual or small group and can take place in the Student Success Center, on the Katy campus (limited subjects), or online via Upswing. Peer Tutors are required to have earned an “A” in the course they tutor as well as instructor recommendation for the course. They must maintain a 3.0 GPA for all coursework.

Year 1
$15.00 per hour

Year 2
$15.50 per hour

Year 3+
$16.00 per hour

Tech Assistant 1

A person must have technical skills, knowledge of the job, or be in a training phase of a technical position.

Year 1
$9.50 per hour

Year 2
$10.00 per hour

Year 3+
$10.50 per hour

Tech Assistant 2

Student workers must have technological knowledge or knowledge of the job through previous training and experience.

Year 1
$10.00 per hour

Year 2
$10.50 per hour

Year 3+
$11.00 per hour

Tech Assistant 3

Student workers must have advanced technical skills, audio/visual equipment, or networking environments, as well as leadership or mentoring skills.

Year 1
$11.00 per hour

Year 2
$11.50 per hour

Year 3+
$12.00 per hour