The Office of Student Financial Aid staff is committed to helping students pay educational expenses through part-time employment. The Work-Study and Work-Study Mentorship Programs foster community service and provide real-life experience relevant to your program of study.
The work-study programs at CTC are intended to:
CTC firmly believes that meaningful, rewarding work experience is an educational benefit of lasting value.
Participation in the Work-Study and Work-Study Mentorship Programs are based upon need as determined by federal methodology using information from the FAFSA. In addition, students must be enrolled and remain at half-time status to be eligible for the work-study programs, as well as meet the minimum requirement of academic progress which is a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 each semester. Please review the following Eligibility Questionnaire and program overviews.
While we cannot guarantee placement for every applicant there are over 30 departments participating in these programs across campus. You can view the possibilities here.
Work-Study Program applications are accepted in the Systems Services Building 111, Room 121 each semester. Students complete the application showing the hours they are available to work and skills they possess (i.e., typing, filing, computer skills, etc.). Supervisors from various campus departments with vacant positions review the work-study applications and interview those students most suited to determine who will be hired. Work-Study Program students may work a maximum of 20 hours per week at a rate of $8.50 an hour.
Work-Study Program students must submit time sheets and are paid bimonthly on the 15th and the last working day of the month. Funds are deposited directly to the student’s bank account which is arranged with the Payroll Office upon being hired. All earnings are subject to federal income taxes. Students will complete a W-4 form as part of the hiring process for any work-study position. A W-2 Wage and Tax Statement is mailed to all work-study students at the close of each calendar year. One important advantage for students participating in the Federal Work Study Program is that taxable earnings from need-based employment programs are not counted toward the next year’s contribution for financial aid. Students simply report additional financial information when completing the FAFSA.
Students in the Work-Study Mentorship Program serve as mentors in local high schools and institutions of higher education to encourage peers to pursue post-secondary education. Work-Study Mentorship Program students may work a maximum of 19.5 hours per week at a rate of $10 an hour. In addition to the previously listed eligibility requirements, a student in the Work-Study Mentorship Program must also be classified as a Texas resident.
Positions for the Work-Study Mentorship program can be applied for online.