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Work-study benefits

The University of Texas at Arlington strongly emphasizes the Federal Work-Study program (FWS) for the following reasons:

  • FWS helps defray a portion of educational expenses for students and reduces reliance on student loans.
  • It enables both graduate and undergraduate students to work part-time to develop valuable skills that will enhance their education and benefit them in their career planning. 
  • FWS employers are flexible with scheduling so students can keep their education their main priority. 

Eligibility and process

  • You must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and show financial need in order to qualify for the Federal Work-Study Program. 
  • Eligible students may work up to 19 hours per week at a work study position.
  • The awarded amount on your award letter is the maximum you can earn per semester.
  • Earnings are paid directly to you rather than through your student account, and you are paid twice per month for your work.
  • FWS is awarded on a first come, first served basis. Contact us if you are interested in obtaining a work-study position to see if you qualify for funding.

How to apply for jobs

Receiving a FWS award is not a guarantee of employment. Additionally, if you do not qualify for FWS or do not receive an award, you can still apply for jobs both on-campus and off-campus that are non-work study positions.

  • To apply for work-study and non-work study student employment on-campus, visit the UTA SNAP Job website.
  • To apply for work-study and non-work study student employment off-campus, visit HIREAMAV powered by Handshake.

Work-Study eligibility form

Once you are hired for a FWS position, your employer will need your "Work-Study Eligibility Form." The form becomes available on your MyMav account 10 days prior to the start of the term.

Follow these instructions to download your work-study eligibility form:

  • Log onto the Student Center of your MyMav account.
  • Click "Accept/Decline Awards" under the "Financial Aid" section on the left hand side of the page.
  • Select the appropriate aid year.
  • The Work-Study Eligibility Form will be a blue link at the bottom of the page.
  • Copy and paste the form to a Word document, then you can print it and bring it to your employer.