Tarleton participates in the College Work‑Study Program, sponsored jointly by the federal government and the University, and in the State Work-Study Program, sponsored jointly by the State of Texas and the University. Students must show financial need to be eligible for work‑study. Approximately 130 students are employed in various departments and facilities on campus. Funds are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. Current work-study employment does not guarantee a student work-study for the following year. All wages are on an hourly basis, and work schedules are arranged around class schedules.