Student Employment

Looking for a job while you are in

All eligible students have the opportunity to participate in work study programs at WBU. Students can gain valuable work experience and earn money to supplement their time at Wayland through student employment.

Two types of work study programs are available:  Federal Work Study and Institutional Work Study. To participate in Federal Work Study, a student must have a Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) form on file for the current year.

Available student work positions are determined by the need for student work assistance in various offices as well as available budget funds. Students seeking employment should contact their campus of primary attendance for information regarding work study positions available.   

The Office of Financial Aid keeps a Student Employment Department list that includes offices that generally offer Work Study positions. Check with Financial Aid about work positions that may be available.  Students seeking employment should contact the departments directly. Contact the Work Study Coordinator in the Financial Aid office with any questions.

After securing a job, a student must sign a Work Agreement, which can be acquired by contacting the Financial Aid office. 

Generally, students may work up to 20 hours a week at the current minimum wage. Time worked is reported on a time sheet, which is issued by the Financial Aid office.  Time sheets should be turned in to the Financial Aid Office on the 15th and last day of each month.

International students are eligible to participate in the Institutional Student Employment program with the appropriate work documents.  The combination of financial aid and work earnings should not exceed one’s estimated cost of attendance.  

After a job is secured and prior to starting work, the student will need to complete and submit additional employment paperwork. This will be communicated to the student at the time a position is offered.

Contact Information

Office of Financial Aid

Clorene McDonald

1900 W. 7th
Plainview, TX 79072

Office Hours:
M-F 8:15AM - 5PM

Phone: 806-291-3528
email: clorenem@wbu.edu