Federal Work-Study (FWS) and Texas Work-Study (TXWS) programs offer students an opportunity to earn financial aid through work.
To receive a College Work-Study job, a student must have applied for financial aid within the school’s established deadlines, be eligible for the award based on the federal need analysis, meet Austin Community College’s financial aid Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements, and be enrolled in at least six semester hours.
Awards are made on a first-come, first-serve basis to students who have requested college work-study and who meet all requirements. Eligible students will be awarded work-study and informed through an award notification to their ACCmail account. The largest College Work-Study award given is for fifteen (15) hours of work per week, except in the summer semester when larger awards are possible. Smaller awards are given, depending on the financial need of the student. Presently every College Work-Study student begins at the pay rate of $9.25 per hour. If you are awarded FWS or TXWS, you must contact your campus Financial Aid Office for job placement.
Once initial work-study funds are awarded, remaining students may to be placed on a 'wait list' and awarded based on a funds available basis.
America Reads & America Counts Work-Study programs
This program provides reading and mathematics tutorial services to elementary school children at various school sites. ACC Work-Study students must have college proficiency in reading and writing or mathematics to participate in this program. Students participating in this facet of the program must be able to provide their own transportation to the off-campus site. The pay rate for this off-campus Work-Study position starts at $10.50 per hour.
All first time work-study students must attend an orientation session conducted by the Financial Aid Office. During this orientation, students are given information regarding eligibility, job referrals, job descriptions and any additional questions they might have.
Important information regarding Work-Study orientation:
- All Work-Study students undergo a criminal background check
- Current Work-Study students may be placed prior to orientation sessions
- If awarded after orientations have occurred, please contact one of the financial aid offices
- You must bring your Driver License or State or Military ID, and original Social Security card
- No children are allowed at Work-Study orientations
AVAILABLE WORK-STUDY POSITIONS