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 the Handshake website.
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.