Self Help Aid - Employment




Federal Work-Study / Texas College Work-Study Programs

DBU participates in the Federal and State College Work-Study programs. These programs are designed to provide part-time employment for students with financial need who wish to help pay a part of their educational expenses by working on campus or community service.

Federal/Texas Work-Study is awarded by the Office of Financial Aid. A work-study award is based on a student's eligibility and often works in combination with other forms of financial aid to help meet educational expenses. Students desiring to work are required to seek jobs on campus by contacting offices which employ work-study students and interviewing with the work-study supervisor in that office. Federal and State work study funds may only be utilized by the student if a work position is secured.

On occasion the Office of Financial Aid will assist students in seeking employment, but it is the responsibility of the student to find a job. Students may contact the Office of Financial Aid for information on their eligibility to receive work-study funds.

  • Students are required to work with their supervisors to have all necessary paperwork completed BEFORE they start their job.
  • Students who participate in this program work an average of 15 hours per week.
  • General wage policies are established by the University within the guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Department of Education.
  • Work-study students are NOT eligible for fringe benefits such as holiday, vacation, or sick pay.
  • Each office that employs work-study students provides job descriptions.

Other Student Employment

DBU provides employment services to students through the Career Services Office located on the first floor of the Dean Learning Center.

Students are encouraged to make use of these services for assistance in locating part-time employment on or off campus.

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