Work-Study

Earn money to help pay college expenses through part-time campus jobs that participate in the federal work-study program.

Earn money to help pay college expenses through part-time campus jobs that participate in the federal work-study program.

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About Work-Study:

  • The work-study program is an employment program offered through the government for students who qualify for financial aid.
  • Work-study is not a guarantee of employment. It is the student’s responsibility to find employment.
  • Work-study is paid directly to the student in the form of a paycheck. It is not paid to the balance on the student account. Students who want work-study to pay toward their account balance must make payments through the online Wildcat Pay system or through Wildcat Central.
  • Satisfactory academic progress must be sustained by each student in order to maintain any financial aid program.

Federal Work-Study (FWS)

Who: Students demonstrating need and capability for part-time employment
How Much: Varies with need, but hourly pay is no less than minimum wage
How Long: While pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree
How to Apply: Complete FAFSA annually
Other: There are employment opportunities on campus in various offices or departments. Campus jobs are posted on the Human Resources website at acucareers.acu.edu.

Texas College Work-Study (CWS)

Who: Texas residential college students demonstrating need and capability for part-time employment 
How Much:
Varies with need, but hourly pay is no less than minimum wage
How Long: While pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree
How to Apply:
Complete FAFSA annually
Other: There are employment opportunities on campus in various offices or departments. Campus jobs are posted on the Human Resources website at acucareers.acu.edu.

Student Employment Opportunities at ACU

Student employees are hired independently through each department/office. View the current listings for on-campus student employment.

Aramark (Dining Services) hires independently from ACU and maintains a website for employment opportunities.

Necessary Documentation for On-Campus Employment:

In order to work on campus, you must complete a Form I-9 (eligibility for employment) by the end of the day on your first day of work. You must have acceptable identification documents with you to establish your identity and authorization to work.

Document to establish identity:

  • Valid driver’s license
  • Current U.S. passport
  • School photo ID

Document to establish employment authorization:

  • Original social security card (cannot accept copies)
  • Current U.S. passport
  • Original birth certificate (or certified copy)

This paperwork must be completed by 5 p.m. on your first day of work, and is required for you to receive pay. Your paperwork must be completed in the Human Resources Office in Room 213 of the Hardin Administration Building.

ACU pays students through direct deposit, which you personally set up through your myACU account. Learn more about setting up your direct deposit.

For More Information:
Phone: 325-674-2359 or toll free 866-330-7607
Email: humanresources@acu.edu
Web: acu.edu/hr