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Hire a Student Employee

Step 1: Determine whether you are hiring a College Work Study student or a Non-College Work Study student

Non College Work Study (NCWS) vs. College Work Study (CWS)

NCWS: Employer must pay 100% of the student's wages out of their own funds.

CWS: The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program is a government subsidized student employment program designed to assist students in financing their post-secondary education. In order to be eligible for Work-Study (WS), students must document financial need every year by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). FAQs about CWS

What students are eligible?

Student Status CWS NCWS
International Student No Yes
Full Time: Undergraduate Student Yes Yes
Full Time: Graduate Student Yes Yes

Step 2: Review the Hiring process outlined below:

College Work Study Hiring Process

  1. Establish department’s College Work Study eligibility with the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid
  2. Complete Summer CWS Training at University Career Services
  3. Post CWS job position on Cougar Pathway
  4. Follow up with applicants once resumes are received
  5. Offer job position to selected candidates
  6. Ask candidates to accept job position on Cougar Pathway
  7. Receive CWS authorization form in email
  8. Verify with the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid that the candidate is CWS eligible
  9. Follow up with HR and your departments Business Services Coordinator for hiring paperwork

Non-College Work Study Hiring Process

  1. Assess needs and means of the department with Business Services Coordinator
  2. Post job position on Cougar Pathway
  3. Follow up with applicants once resumes are received
  4. Select candidates for hire
  5. Follow up with HR and your departments business services coordinator for hiring paperwork

How to Post a Job on Cougar Pathway

Faculty/Staff may post a campus job for a College Work–Study (CWS) position or a Non–CWS (NCWS) position. Within the posting, you will be able to indicate the position type. Please indicate University of Houston - Faculty/Staff as the Industry and the department name as the organization. All jobs are posted for 30 days at a time.