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Work-study Facts:

  • 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.

Students Seeking Work-study Must Have:

  • A demonstrated adequate financial need and a current FAFSA.
  • A high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) certificate.
  • Been accepted for enrollment as a regular student working toward a degree or certificate in an eligible program.
  • U.S. citizenship or be an eligible non-citizen.
  • A valid Social Security Number.
  • Satisfactory academic progress in your program.

Additional Information About Work-study:

  • A work-study award does not guarantee employment.
  • Work-study awards will be cancelled 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.
  • To learn more about work-study contact your financial aid advisor.