• Student Employment

    Del Mar College offers students an opportunity to earn valuable work experience while earning funds to help finance their higher education goals.  The Financial Aid Services Office works with all DMC departments, disciplines and student services as well as the community to create part-time employment opportunities for students.  We administer the Federal Work Study program, Texas Work Study and Student Assistant program. 

    What are the benefits of Student Employment? 

    • Students can work up to 15 hours per week.
    • Students are paid at least the federal minimum wage.
    • Students are paid every two weeks.
    • Student Employment earnings are directly deposited to your personal checking/savings account or your DMC Higher One Debit Card.
    • Work hours are flexible and planned around your class schedule.
    • Students can establish excellent references.
    • Student Employment is great for your career experience.

    Work-Study Programs

    Del Mar College offers two need-based work study programs, Federal Work Study (FWS) and Texas Work Study (TXWS). The work study program(s) allows a student to work on campus while enrolled at Del Mar College. Work Study is part of the students’ financial aid award. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of six semester credit hours per semester to participate in the work study program and meet the Satisfactory Academic Program requirements.

    How do I apply?

    You must complete your FAFSA and indicate on your interest in the work study program. Once the Financial Aid Office completes the awarding process and if you are awarded FWS or TXWS funds, the Student Employment Office will notify you via WebDMC email with instructions.If you are not awarded FWS or TXWS funds as part of your financial aid offer you can add your name to the Work Study Wait List in the Financial Aid Services Office. Funds are awarded to Wait List students as funds become available throughout the academic year.

    Who is Eligible?

    The Federal Work Study and Texas Work Study Programs provide jobs to students who demonstrate the highest financial need. A student must be enrolled in at least six semester hours per semester and meet DMC's Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards. The Texas Work Study program is only offered to students attending the regular fall/spring terms and students must be Texas residents.The Federal Work Study Program is available to students during the regular Fall, Spring and/or Summer semesters.

    Student Assistant Program

    The Student Assistant (SA) Program is a part-time employment program for Del Mar College students.  Students do not have to show financial need to work under this program. Student Assistants are paid out of the departmental budget or grant and pay rates may be more than the federal minimum wage. The part-time jobs are available in the various departments on campus. 

    How do I apply?

    You can click on DMC Job Bank link to access job postings.  You will refer to any positions with fund type DMC Student Assistant.  You can contact these departments and apply for positions according to the job posting instructions.   If you are hired you will begin the Student Employment Process as outlined by your supervisor.

    Who is Eligible?

    Any currently enrolled student of Del Mar College attempting at least 6 credit hours during a semester. 

    Student Employee Handbook

  • Did You Know?

    Serving Hispanic Students
    According to the Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education, Del Mar College consistently ranks among the top fifty community colleges in the nation granting Associate degrees to Hispanic students.