Program Overview

​​Work-Study Award Amount

The amount of your Federal Work-Study award will be determined by your financial need (must have a minimum of $2,000 unmet need), based on your financial aid budget and Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) information. Financial need is defined as the difference between the total cost of attendance and the expected family contribution (EFC), determined by the FAFSA, and other current financial aid awards.

Work-Study Employment Opportunities

Federal Work-Study jobs may be on or off campus. Most FWS jobs offered by Dallas College are housed on campus at the seven main campus locations or our community campuses.

Off-campus FWS jobs with federal, state or local public agencies or private nonprofit organizations must be in the public interest. Off-campus FWS jobs with private, for-profit organizations must be academically relevant to the maximum extent possible. Your campus ​might have agreements with private, for-profit employers for Federal Work-Study jobs.

Pay Rate, Hours and Maximum Allowed Earnings

For the 2022-23​ school year, the Federal Work-Study pay rate is $15​ per hour, and students may not work more than 19.5 hours per week.

Students may earn up to their awarded amount. Since total earnings are based on a collegewide federal allocation, please be aware the amount you are allowed to earn could be less than the amount awarded to you.