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Get a Job on Campus Through the Work-Study Program

Dallas College students don’t have to look far to find a part-time job to lower the stress of paying for school.

We have multiple work-study programs that provide on-campus, part-time jobs for students based on financial need. The pay is $15 an hour and students can be hired on the spot at one of our Dallas College Work-Study hiring events.

The school is hosting job fairs on all seven main campuses Friday, Aug. 12, from 1 to 3 p.m. and Thursday, Sept. 8, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for students to learn about the work-study programs available — and possibly be hired on the spot!

Students can also apply online in Handshake.

Students must be enrolled and certified in at least six hours (half time) for Fall and Spring semesters and meet the satisfactory academic progress standards set by Dallas College.

For the upcoming school year, the Federal Work-Study pay rate is $15 per hour. Students can work a maximum of 19.5 hours per week.

What is work-study?

The Federal Work-Study (FWS) program and the Texas College Work-Study program are based on financial need. The award is determined based on a student’s financial aid budget and Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) information.

Financial need is defined as the difference between the total cost of attendance and the expected family contribution (EFC), determined by the FAFSA.

Most FWS jobs offered by Dallas College are housed on campus at the seven main campuses or our community campuses. Off-campus FWS jobs with federal, state or local public agencies or private nonprofit organizations must be in the public interest. Off-campus FWS jobs with private, for-profit organizations must be as academically relevant as possible.

The Texas College Work-Study program is like FWS, but it’s funded by state money. Students with DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) are eligible for the state’s work-study program if they file a TASFA (Texas Application for State Financial Aid).

For additional information, visit a campus Financial Aid Office, email or call 972-669-6400.

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