The work-study program was created to assist students with their education expenses and is open to Central Texas College students that qualify.  The program is intended to help students find employment on or off campus while attending CTC.  Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee placement for every application.  Please review the below eligibility requirements before applying.

  1. Applied and completed the Financial Aid process (
  2. Have unmet need that is determined by your financial aid application.
  3. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above.
  4. Enroll in a minimum of 6 credit hours (Note: 12 clock hours per week for Skill Center students).
  5. NOT on Financial Aid Suspension, Automatic Suspension, or Maximum Timeframe.
  6. You must be eligible for employment with Central Texas College District.


  1. Apply in person at the Central Texas College Financial Aid Office.
  2. Once submitted, the Financial Aid Office will review your application for completeness, eligibility, and enrollment.
  3. After your eligibility is determined, your application will be available to department supervisors for review. 
  4. The hiring supervisor of each department will contact the applicant directly for an interview.
  5. If selected for a position, a Financial Aid Representative will contact the applicant to sign a criminal background check consent form. 
  6. After the background check is completed and if eligible, a Financial Aid Representative will contact the applicant to begin the hiring process.  You will need your social security card, valid government identification and bank deposit information (direct deposit is a condition of employment at Central Texas College).
  7. After the hiring process is completed, you must contact your supervisor to arrange your schedule.

Work-Study Positions - Killeen, TX Only

The Office of Student Financial Aid staff is committed to helping students pay educational expenses through part-time employment. The Work-Study Program at CTC is intended to:

  • Instill a positive attitude toward work.
  • Teach students good work habits.
  • Provide students valuable learning experience while doing worthwhile work.
  • Meet the needs of the college in performing day-to-day operations.
  • Help students meet educational expenses.

CTC firmly believes that a meaningful, rewarding work experience is an educational benefit of lasting value.

Participation in the Work-Study Program is based upon need as determined by federal methodology using information from the FAFSA. In addition, students must be enrolled and remain at half-time status to be eligible for work study as well as meet the minimum requirement of academic progress which is a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 each semester.

Work study applications are accepted in the Systems Services Building 111, Room 121 each semester. Students complete the application showing the hours they are available to work and skills they possess (i.e., typing, filing, computer skills, etc.). Supervisors from various campus departments with vacant positions review the work study applications and interview those students most suited to determine who will be hired.

Work study students may work a maximum of 20 hours per week at the federal Work Study wage of $8.50 an hour. Work study students must submit time sheets and are paid bimonthly according to the same payroll calendar as CTC employees. Funds are deposited directly to a student’s bank account which is arranged with the Payroll Office upon being hired. All federal work study earnings are subject to federal income taxes. Students will complete a W-4 form as part of the hiring process for a work study position. A W-2 Wage and Tax Statement is mailed to all work study students at the close of each calendar year. One important advantage for students participating in the federal Work Study Program is that taxable earnings from need-based employment programs are not counted toward the next year’s contribution for financial aid. Students simply report additional financial information when completing the FAFSA.

Work-Study Program

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