Student Employment


We are excited that you are interested in working for Prairie View A&M University! As a valued member of our student worker family, we want to make sure you have a successful experience that you look back on as pivotal in your learning endeavors and career preparation. We understand that new and returning student employees have questions, and we hope you can find what you need right here.

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The Student Employment Office processes the following student employees documents:

1. New Hire Student Employee

For student employment purposes, a New Hire is defined as any student who has NOT been processed for employment through SEO during the previous two consecutive semesters (includes summer).  In accordance with System Policy 33.99.12, New Hire student employees must complete certain documents as a condition of employment.

  • Job Offer Letter
  • Award Letter (if work-study)
  • Success Guide Certification
  • Detailed Class Schedule
  • Student Work Schedule
  • Confidential Release Form
  • State-Mandated Training
    • Orientation to the A&M System
    • Ethics
    • Creating a Discrimination-Free Work Place
    • Reporting Fraud, Waste, and Abuse
    • Information Security Awareness
    • Hazard Communication
  • I-9 Form and Acceptable documents
  • Payroll Documents

2. Rehire Student Employee

For student employment purposes, a rehire is defined as any student who has worked on campus during one of the past two semesters (includes summer).  Rehire student employees must complete the following documents as a condition of employment and provide them to the supervisor, to attach to the EWR.

  • Job Offer Letter
  • Award Letter (if work-study)
  • Student Work Schedule


Request Work-Study

If you would like to be considered for work-study by the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships, please visit their website here.

The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships awards federal and state work-study.  For additional assistance regarding your financial aid package and work-study, please visit the Financial Aid Office at:

Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships

Prairie View A&M University | Memorial Student Center 300

Phone:  936.261.1000 | Fax:  936.261.1031


Award Amount

The Financial Aid Department determines the student’s work-study award. The award is the total gross dollar amount a student may earn during the award period. Award amounts are dependent upon each student’s award, work schedule, and rate of pay. The student may or may not earn his or her entire award.

Once awarded each student will receive an award notice form the Department of Student Financial Services.  This award notice will indicate the total dollar amount awarded each semester. The student must accept the work-study awarded and return the signed document by the required deadline in order for the award to be activated. The award will be either for specific semesters (Fall, Spring or Summer) or specific academic year (Fall or Spring). The total dollar amount will be the maximum that a student may earn during the specified term.

Award Period

The award period is the time frame during which a Federal Work-Study student may earn money. This period will correspond with the PVAMU academic calendar, when classes are in session. If a student is awarded Federal Work-Study for both the Fall and Spring semesters, the total earnings will be limited to the current semesters’ award amount. This is important because from one semester to the next a student may become ineligible to continue the program. Therefore, the Office Student Financial Aid & Scholarships will re-evaluate each student after every semester.

Award Revision

Occasionally, change in policies, regulations, and financial need may cause a student’s financial aid award to be adjusted or reduced. The student will be notified of any changes via a revised award notice which will provide details on the changes in the award amount.

Apply for Work-Study

If you would like to be considered for work-study by the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships, please visit their website here.

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