Work-Study

Earn money to help pay college expenses through part-time college work study programs.

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. Paid per hour. 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. Jobs on Campus are posted on the Human Resources website at www.acu.edu/hr, click on “Employment”, then “Student”.
Text College Word-Study (CWS)
Who Students demonstrating need and capability for part-time employment.Must be a Texas resident.
How Much Varies with need. Paid per hour. 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. Jobs on Campus are posted on the Human Resources website at www.acu.edu/hr, click on “Employment”, then “Student”.
Student Employment Opportunities at ACU
How to get a Student Job at ACU:

Do you need a job? 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 fill out a government Form I-9 (eligibility for employment) by the end of the day on your first day of work. In order to complete the Form I-9, you must have acceptable identification documents with you to show your identity and authorization to work. View acceptable I-9 documents.

An example would be the following:

Document to Establish Identity:

  • Valid Driver's License
  • Unexpired U.S. Passport
  • School Photo ID

Document to Establish Employment Authorization:

  • Original Social Security Card (cannot accept copies or facsimiles)
  • Unexpired 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 get paid. Your paperwork must be completed in the Human Resources Office in room 213 of the Hardin Administration Building, office hours are Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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