Texas College Work-Study Program

Program Purpose

To provide part-time jobs to eligible students with financial need to enable them to attend college.

NOTE:This webpage is intended to provide basic information for the public by highlighting requirements that appear in the Texas Education Code (TEC) and Texas Administrative Code (TAC). When reviewing eligibility requirements this exemption program, you should always refer to the relevant statutes and rules. The information on this webpage is to be used solely as a resource and does not override the statute or rules for this exemption program. It is not intended as, and does not constitute, legal advice.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Are Texas residents;
  • Show financial need;
  • Register for the Selective Service or sign a statement that they are exempt from this requirement; and
  • Enroll at least half time
  • Not be a recipient of any form of athletic scholarship during the semester(s) he or she is receiving a Texas College Work-Study award; and
  • Not be enrolled in a seminary or other program leading to ordination or licensure to preach for a religious sect or to be a member of a religious order.

Eligible Institutions

Public and private, non-profit colleges or universities in Texas may participate in this program.

Award Amount

Financial need.

Application Process

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The financial aid office at the college or university the student applied to will notify the student if he/she is eligible.

Additional Information

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