Work Study


What's on this page?
Work Study Process   *   Forms & Manuals   *   Pay Dates   *   Contact Us   *   FAQs


Visit Janie Newton, Payroll / Work Study Coordinator, in the Human Resource Services office for available positions. 

Please continue to check back with us; sometimes positions become available later in the semester.

Visit Janie Newton, Payroll / Work Study Coordinator, in the Human Resource Services Department for available positions.

Off-Campus positions at local nonprofit organizations are available for those granted FEDERAL work study.

In order to participate in Schreiner's work study program, you must be awarded work study by our Financial Aid office. If you have not been awarded, please contact Denise Ames in Financial Aid at or 830-792-7228. It may be possible to rework your financial aid package in order to include work study.

You must fill out a Work Study Application in order to receive the job list. The Work Study Application is available below under Forms and Manuals. Please complete the application, save it as a document and email it as an attachment to Janie Newton, Payroll / Work Study Coordinator, in the Human Resource Services Department at Applications are also available in hard copy in the Human Resource Services Department.

When you receive the work study job list, you are responsible for contacting potential employers from the list and setting up interviews. We will provide you with a copy of your work study application, which you will take to your interviews, along with your class schedule.

IMPORTANT: The offer of work study funds in your financial aid package does not guarantee a job; it only makes a student eligible to go through the interview process. A student must be hired by a supervisor for a specific position.  

Interested in a work study job?  Here's what you need to do:

Complete the Work Study Application. Please save the application as a document and email it as an attachment to Janie Newton, Payroll / Work Study Coordinator, in the Human Resource Services Department, at When we receive your application, we will check the Financial Aid award list. If we don't find your name, you will be directed to Financial Aid. If you are on the award list, we will give you the list of available work study jobs.

Contact prospective employers and schedule interviews. Take a copy of your application and your class schedule to your interviews. When we receive your application, we will give you a copy of the application and the official work study job list.

If you are hired, contact Janie Newton, Payroll / Work Study Coordinator, to schedule orientation. During Orientation, you will complete your payroll paperwork and will be instructed in our electronic timekeeping system. Orientation takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes.

If you are not hired and are sincerely interested in work study placement, contact Janie Newton at 830-792-7372. Sometimes work study openings occur later in the semester.

Thank you for your interest in our Work Study Program! We are here to support Schreiner University's academic programs by providing high-quality career development opportunities for students.   

Work Study Application

Work Study Employee Handbook
Instructions for Electronic Timekeeping
Work Study Withdrawal Request


Financial Aid Office
Denise Ames, Asst. Director of Financial Aid
830/792-7228, email

Payroll Office
Janie Newton, Payroll / Work Study Coordinator
830/792-7372, email

The Work Study Program is coordinated through the Human Resource Services Department located in the Guy Griggs Building.

Mailing Address:
Schreiner University Work Study Program, 2100 Memorial Blvd., Kerrville, Texas 78028

Phone: 830/792-7372           Fax: 830/257-3233

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Click here to find out when you will get paid.   


How does a student find a work study job on campus? To be eligible for these positions, a student must have been awarded work study through the Financial Aid Office. The Payroll / Work Study Coordinator then assists the student in locating open positions on campus. A work study award does not guarantee the student a job.

Are there any off-campus Work Study positions? There are community service positions for Federal Work Study students available in the local area. Students must provide their own transportation if they work off campus.

How many hours per week do students on Work Study usually work? The exact number of hours is based on the amount of the student's award, the student's pay rate and the needs of the position. Most students should plan to work an average of 7-8 hours per week to earn their entire award. Work study is a "real" job and students should not plan to study while working.

How are Work Study students paid? Students are paid through payroll every two weeks.  The money earned through work study is paid directly to the student and not the student's account with the Financial Services Office.

May students cash their paychecks or must they turn them over to Schreiner University to cover any money owed the University? Students may do as they wish with their paychecks. However, students are encouraged to sign their paychecks over to the University if they have an outstanding balance.

How do Schreiner University students benefit from participation in Work Study? In addition to providing money for tuition or living expenses, work study offers valuable employment and career development experiences. The Work Study Program matches the student's employment opportunities with career goals whenever possible.