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Employment Opportunities

Federal Work Study (FWS)

FWS is a need based student employment program that provides jobs for eligible undergraduate and graduate students. This is a program whereby a federal contribution is matched by Tarleton. Employment can be on-campus or off campus with departments or agencies that typically serve the public interest, most of which are non-profit. Students earn at least federal minimum wage.   

Know more about Federal Work Study Program.

Texas College Work Study Program (TCWSP)

Very similar to FWS with the exception that the state provides the matching funds

Intern 2 Learn

Participants work as interns for faculty and staff in areas related to their respective academic programs.  Once the students gain valuable experience they may be given more responsibility and qualify for pay increases. This program is designed to provide relevant work experience and qualifies as  R.E.A.L. (Real World Experience Applied to Learning) internships. (link: Intern2Learn.ppt)

Graduate Assistantships

Assistantships for graduate students are available in most academic departments that offer a master's program as well as other university support areas. Most assistantships require teaching, laboratory instruction or research. The awarding of assistantships is considered as a staffing function of the department making the appointment. Inquiries about applications should be addressed to the head of the department in which the applicant wishes to study.

Applications for such positions must satisfy both the Graduate School and department requirements. Academic excellence and maturity are the primary qualifications.

To apply for a graduate assistantship, you may click the following link, Graduate Assistant Application*, or contact the Office of Graduate Studies for an application.

To check on available G.A. positions, please click on Hire A Texan! or visit the Career Services office in the Barry B. Thompson Student Center.

For additional information regarding student employment at Tarleton, including student job classifications and pay scales, click here.


How to Apply

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine your eligibility into the Federal and State Work Study program.

Please contact the Financial Aid office at 254-968-9070 or email finaid@tarleton.edu for more information.