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The Federal Work-Study Program

The Federal Work-Study Program provides jobs for students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay educational expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to the course of study. Employment opportunities for Lone Star College System students exist at each campus. Work study can be awarded to students with need who work on campus and who are paid according to the hours worked. Awards vary based on amount of need. Students awarded federal work study are not guaranteed a job, and work study earnings are not paid in advance so they cannot be used to pay the direct costs (tuition, books, etc.) of the semester in which they are awarded. The current pay starts at $7.25 per hour for up to a maximum of 19.5 hours per week for a total of 32 weeks (16 weeks during both the fall and spring semesters).

Work study employment cannot be awarded to a student if that award, when combined with all other resources would exceed the studentís need.

Each campus has a career service office that can also help you with other student job opportunities.

For information on how to apply for the Work-Study Program, click here.

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