Welcome to the Work-Study Program at Texas Southmost College. The work-study program is another type of financial aid for undergraduate college students, which provides part-time employment to assist students with their educational cost and living expenses. Unlike other employment, TSC employers understand that the students’ education comes first. TSC will ensure that duties and class schedule does not interfere with school performance.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Financial Aid Office at Texas Southmost College is to assist students in obtaining on-campus employment experience during their education at our institution. Work-Study is a beneficial program that allows students to gain valuable skills, experiences and networking opportunities to be prepared for the job market after they graduate. This program will help you reduce your need for student loans, leaves you with less debt and lets you explore careers. Work Study Handbook for students and supervisors is available to help clarify questions regarding the program.

Texas Southmost College offers two types of Work-Study programs, Federal Work-Study and State Work-Study. On these two programs student applicants must:

  • Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students must submit a FAFSA application for each academic year in which they want to participate in the work-study program.
  • Be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.
  • Have financial aid need, as defined by work-study program regulations
  • Maintain enrollment in at least six (6) credit hours during fall/spring semesters and at least 1 credit hour during each summer session.
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress standards.
  • State Work-Study applicants must be Texas residents to qualify for the state (Texas) work-study program.

Federal and State Work-Study funding is limited and is awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis until funds are exhausted. Once a student is placed in a job, students may work from 15 to 19 hours per week (depending on their CWS Referral form). TSC pays work-study twice a month and at least the federal hourly minimum wage. All students considered for employment under the college work-study program are given an equal opportunity without discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, natural origin, gender, age or handicap.