Approval for Work & Compensation

The Student Financial Aid office reviews each student’s eligibility for work as regulated by the U.S. Department of Education. Students may not begin work until a supervisor/student receives the required approval from Student Employment. Students must be compensated at least minimum wage ($7.25 per hour), and the wage rates should be based on skills to perform the job, local market rates, similar compensation for on-campus jobs, and in compliance with federal, state, and local laws. Questions on how to set the pay rate for your student employees may be directed to Student Employment at

This document /website does not, and other associated documents or websites, do not establish or extend any contractual rights to student employees. All student employees are “at-will” employees.


U.S. Department of Education

2021-2022 Federal Student Aid Handbook

Student Employment Website

Original Memo with Resources & Office Contacts


Student Employment

Clifton Robinson Tower
Suite 200
Waco, TX

(254) 710-4100