Work Opportunities for Students
Eligibility for work study programs is based upon the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). These programs are designed to give students work opportunities to help with University expenses and obtain experience that will complement each recipient's educational program or career goals.
Students indicate on their FAFSA if they want to be considered for a work-study award. Funds are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to students who have remaining eligibility for additional aid they may receive during the school year. Southwestern awards approximately $2,500 for the year. Students receive the portion of their award that is actually earned through their work-study job.
Federal Work Study
This is a federal program. Students work on campus, or as a reading or math tutor in one of the Keene elementary schools, and are paid at least minimum wage. Students receive paychecks monthly through the Business Office.
Texas Work Study
This is a state-sponsored program. Students receive monthly paychecks through the Business Office for their on-campus jobs.
Students may learn more about student employment by contacting Campus Services at 800-433-2240 ext. 6240 or 817-202-6240.