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Work-study is a federally and state-funded, need-based financial aid program that provides part-time employment to undergraduate students. If you are awarded work-study funds, you can apply for available job openings at AggieCAREER Manager.

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.

Work-Study 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

  1. Log in to your myNMSU account
  2. Under Quick Links, select Financial Aid
  3. Click Award
  4. Select Aid Year
  5. In Award Overview, print the section under Financial Aid Award by Term

Additional Information

  • 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.