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  • 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)

Additional Information:

  • 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.