Types of On-Campus Undergraduate Student Jobs

The Federal and Texas College Work Study Programs provide on-campus, part-time employment for U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents and Senate Bill 1528 students who are enrolled at least half-time hours, filled out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Texas Application for Student Financial Aid (TASFA) and have demonstrated a financial need. The amount of work study funds awarded to students is based on grade classification and packaging parameters. Students employed using work study funds work an average of 10-20 hours per week depending upon their work study award. All on-campus student workers are paid bi-weekly and are not eligible for fringe benefits such as holiday, vacation, or sick pay. Learn more about work study by contacting the Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships.

Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships

Prairie View A&M University | Memorial Student Center 300

Phone:  936.261.1000 | Fax:  936.261.1031

Website:  www.pvamu.edu/faid

Email: fadmail@pvamu.edu

It is the responsibility of the student to notify his/her employer of the work study award. Print the Financial Aid Award letter from Panthertracks that reflects the amount of work study funds awarded. Attach this print out to the job application for work study positions. Also provide this award list to the supervisor.

Supervisors and students are encouraged to work together to monitor earnings and avoid exceeding the award.

Students seeking part-time job opportunities on campus and in the Prairie View area may search Workday. The student is responsible for interview arrangements, salary agreements, and working hours. Although the Student Employment Office does not accept resumes or applications in person, students must set up a profile in Workday, if they are not currently employed on campus, and can view both on- and off-campus positions online. On-campus student workers are hired for an average of 10-20 hours per week, are paid bi-weekly and are not eligible for fringe benefits such as holiday, vacation, or sick pay.

Our Purpose

Student Employment is driven by the students’ need to defray some of the cost of education and by the short-term needs of departments for temporary workers. PVAMU made a bold beginning by offering the Summer Training & Enrichment Program (PV S.T.E.P.), in which the emphasis shifted to the students acquiring work skills that complemented their major.

The philosophy of “Earn & Learn” has now expanded to ensure that students develop their work experience continuously towards their career goals, while at the university. The program provides a means to fill funding gaps as the student pursues their career experience and affords the student with uninterrupted workforce experience.

The goal is to guide, train and mentor PVAMU students, challenging them with increasingly complex projects and assignments, which will develop them competitively for employment in their career field soon after graduation.

This program is dependent on annual budget.


  1. Department must have a demonstrative need by providing projects to students that will enhance their career.
  2. Work duties/projects directly correlate with student’s declared major and deliverable(s) is/are established.
  3. Cumulative GPA: 2.5
  4. Funding Eligibility
  5. Work–Study Supplement (Extension)
  6. Student Hourly Supplement (Extension)
  7. Department is unable to fund due to lack of budget

The Earn & Learn Program is available on an annual basis.

Student Benefits & Outcomes

1. Students will gain tangible skills & knowledge to become marketable to the workplace.

2. Student workers remain employed for a continued period of time in a career oriented role.

3. Students gain opportunities to accept increased levels of responsibility.

4. $10/hr. minimum rate of pay

5. Minimum hours per week: 10

6. Maximum hours per week: 20

Department Benefits & Outcomes

1. Department gains knowledgeable staff augments.

2. Department provides student with unparalleled opportunities to increase their knowledge base within their career field.

3. Department increases the student’s level of work experience to actively contribute to meeting departmental goals and objectives.

Ms. Renee R. Williams, Director of Equal Opportunity & Diversity has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies.

Ms. Williams can be reached at: P.O. Box 519: Mail Stop 1337; Harrington Science Building, Suite 109; Prairie View, TX 77446-0519, or by calling 936-261-1730