Work-study is a federal and state student aid program that provides opportunities for part-time employment while you are enrolled in school to help pay your education expenses.
- The Office of Financial Aid manages your work-study award. Please contact their office or check your MyMav to see if you are receiving an award. You must accept your work-study award to be able to see work-study positions in Handshake.
- Participation is optional; in other words, just because you accepted a work-study award as part of your financial aid package does not mean you are under any obligation to work in a work-study position.
- You must seek out and apply for work-study jobs.
- You will be paid directly for the hours you work and the amount you earn cannot exceed the total amount awarded by UTA for the award year.
- The availability of work-study jobs varies by semester.
- Undergraduate students are automatically considered for work-study by the Office of Financial Aid based on their eligibility for need-based financial assistance from the university.
- Graduate students who wish to receive a work-study award must apply for it directly through the Office of Financial Aid.
- If you have questions about the status or details of your work-study award, contact the Office Financial Aid.