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 a meaningful, rewarding work experience is an educational benefit of lasting value. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee placement for every applicant.
Work-Study Program students must submit time sheets and are paid bimonthly according to the same payroll calendar as CTC employees. Funds are deposited directly to a 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.
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.
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.
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, student in the Work-Study Mentoryship Program must also be classified as a Texas resident.
Positions for the Work-Study Mentorship program can be applied for online.