Student Employment

Work on campus to earn money for college

On-Campus Employment is available to all students at TLU. Students may apply for the jobs of their choice, keeping in mind their skills, interests and class load. Working on campus allows a student to begin building a resume while attending classes. Employment earnings may be used to cover the costs of tuition, room and board, or books and personal expenses.

Federal Work Study (FWS) is based on need and is funded by federal and university dollars. FWS may be a part of the financial aid award package at TLU. Typically, an average FWS award is $2,200, which means a student can work about 10 hours each week earning minimum wage ($7.25/hour - effective 7/24/09). Off-campus community service opportunities are also available.

Texas College Work Study (TCWS) is similar to the Federal Work Study program, with the exception that funds may only be awarded to residents of the state of Texas.

Off-Campus Employment is also a viable option with nearby retail stores and restaurants.

Internships, paid or for credit toward a degree, are encouraged when available in the student's field of study. 

More information on the application process, guidelines and job postings can be found on MyTLU (login required).