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Off-Campus Work Study Program

The Off-Campus Tutoring and Community Service Program is administered through Federal Work Study. This program creates partnerships with Dallas area schools and non-profits to put students in paid jobs that benefit the community.

Only students who are eligible for Federal Work study can apply for and participate in the off-campus program.

We partner with Dallas ISD in several local elementary schools, Education Is Freedom in area high schools and middle schools, and multiple area non-profits such as Medisend International, Catholic Charities of Dallas, and Project Transformation. Check out SMU Work Study Partners for a complete list of our contracted partners.

How do I get involved?

  • In the fall semester each year we host a Job Fair for our off-campus partners. All eligible SMU Students will receive invitations via email, and can attend to meet agency representatives and apply on the spot!
  • Any time during the year you can contact agencies directly (Who We Work With) to inquire about availability and schedule an interview
  • Come by or contact the Student Employment Office (Blanton 119, 214-768-3384) with questions about the types of opportunities at each agency, or general information about how the program works
    • You must contact SMU Student Employment PRIOR to accepting an Off-Campus SMU Work Study job for all appropriate paperwork and approval
    • SMU Off-Campus Work Study jobs are still considered SMU student jobs. New Hire paperwork will still be required, and all hours will be paid biweekly through SMU Payroll