Student Employment

Looking for a job while you are in school? 

Student Employment is a great way to gain work experience, build your resume, earn money for your educational expenses, or pay towards your tuition. Wayland students are eligible to work up to 20 hours per week and earn $7.25 per hour. Students will receive a paycheck every two weeks. You may see up to $2,000 of Federal Work Study eligibility on your Financial Aid Notification. Be sure to share this with hiring departments!

Steps to Employment

  • Check with any department you are interested in working with to see if they are hiring.
  • Complete a Student Employment Application and share with the hiring department.
  • Set up an interview with the supervisor of the hiring department (if necessary).
  • Complete employment paperwork in the Office of Financial Aid.
  • Start working!


How many hours can I work?

Generally, students may work up to 20 hours per week.

How much will I be paid?

Student employees will be paid $7.25 per hour (or the current Texas minimum wage) for hours worked.

When are timesheets due?

Timesheets are due on the 15th and the last day of each month. Your supervisor will send you a timesheet to fill out and sign. Both you and your supervisor must sign the timesheet!

How often will I get paid?

Student employees are paid twice per month (15th and last day of the month). Your check will be direct deposited to your personal banking account, or you may pick up a check at the Business Office.

Required Documents
(Must be Original Documents)

Everyone needs a:

  • Social Security Card (includes international students)*

And one of the following:

  • U.S. Passport
  • Foreign Passport
  • Employment Authorization Document
  • Driver's License
  • State-Issued Photo ID
  • Wayland Photo ID
  • Voter's Registration Card

*Students may bring their passport to fill out an I-9, but will still need to obtain a social security card before beginning work.


Contact Information

Office of Financial Aid

Brooke Tyler
Alyssa Garcia
Tanya Pavez

1900 W. 7th, CMB #1266
101 Gates Hall
Plainview, TX 79072

Office Hours:
M-Th 8:15 AM - 5:00 PM
F 8:15 AM - 4:00 PM