Work-study is a federally and state-funded, need-based financial aid program that provides part-time employment to undergraduate and graduate students. If you are awarded work-study funds, you can apply for available job openings at AggieCAREER Manager.
If you are interested in work-study but did not receive funds in the initial awarding period, you can put your name on the Work-Study Waiting List that will be available at the beginning of each semester to be considered.
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.
- Complete a FAFSA and demonstrate financial need
- Have a high school diploma or GED certificate
- Be enrolled as a degree-seeking student or working toward a certificate in an eligible program
- Be enrolled in 6 credit hours as an undergraduate student and 5 credit hours as a graduate student
- Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen
- Have a valid Social Security Number
- Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
Retrieving your Award Letter
- Log in to your myNMSU account
- Under Quick Links, select Financial Aid
- Click Award
- Select Aid Year
- In Award Overview, print the section under Financial Aid Award by Term
- A work-study award does not guarantee employment. Students are responsible for applying for positions.
- Work-study awards will be canceled if employment is not obtained within 45 days of the beginning of the semester for which you were awarded work-study.
- Students cannot be in default on a federal student loan or owe money on a federal student grant.
- 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.
- For information about completing a timesheet for your work-study job, see Timesheet Instructions.
- Crimson Scholars may inquire about Crimson work-study opportunities with the NMSU Honors College.