- Work-study is a federally and state-funded, need-based financial aid program that provides part-time employment to undergraduate and graduate students.
- To be eligible for work-study, you must complete your annual Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA).
- Students must enroll in at least 6 credit hours (undergraduates) or 5 credit hours (graduates) and must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress.
- Funds are limited and are awarded on a first come, first serve basis. All students are encouraged to complete their FAFSA by March 1st to ensure maximum eligibility.
Students Seeking Work-study Must:
- Demonstrated adequate financial need and a current FAFSA
- Hold a high school diploma or GED certificate
- Be accepted for enrollment as a regular student working toward a degree or certificate in an eligible program
- Be a U.S. citizenship or be an eligible non-citizen
- Hold a valid Social Security Number
- Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
- A work-study award does not guarantee employment. Students are responsible for applying for any position of interest.
- Work-study awards will be canceled if employment is not obtained within 30 days of the beginning of the semester for which you were awarded work-study.
- Work-study funds will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis starting on March 1st of every academic year, until all funds are depleted.
- Crimson Scholars may inquiry about Crimson work-study opportunities with the NMSU Honors College.
- New Mexico State University contracts with non-profit (501(c)(3) agencies), non-religious and non-partisan organizations to provide additional job opportunities off-campus.
- Students cannot be in default on a federal student loan or owe money on a federal student grant.