Student Employment

Howard Payne offers two types of student employment for students desiring to work while attending school–Institutional and Federal Work-Study student employment. Employment is offered on a part-time basis, and students can earn a portion of their educational costs by working. One of the objectives of the employment program is to provide job opportunities which will help students develop useful skills and responsibility and, at the same time, perform worthwhile services.

The Institutional Employment Program is an institutionally-funded work program. Students submit a timesheet showing hours worked and are paid minimum wage. Students will receive a paycheck for hours worked. This is not a need-based form of employment. Earnings from this program must be included when completing the FAFSA.

The Federal Work-Study Employment Program is a cash program whereby students receive a check for the number of hours worked. Jobs are offered on campus to those who qualify for the program. The program is funded in part by the federal government and by Howard Payne University. Students are paid minimum wage. This is a need-based program.

The Federal Work-Study Program also offers off-campus employment opportunities to qualified students. Off-campus employment must be “community-service” related. These services include such fields as health care, child care, literacy training, education (including tutorial services), welfare, social services, housing and neighborhood improvement, public safety, crime prevention and control, recreation, rural development, and community improvement. Also included are support to students with disabilities and activities in which a student serves as a mentor for such purposes as tutoring, supporting educational and recreational activities, and counseling.

Current off-campus locations include the Latch Key Program, Boys and Girls Club, and Extended Day Reading Program. Other locations may be added.

Students in off-campus locations are paid in the same manner as the students employed on campus.

Download the  Student Employment Application  (Word Document) to apply.