- Undergraduate students working on campus can earn from either work study or department funds.
- Graduate students interested in research or teaching assistantship need to see the Graduate Studies Office. General Graduate Student Employment information
- International students interested in on-campus employment should consult with the International Student Services Office.
Types of Work Study Funds
- Federal - awarded to Colorado and out-of-state (non-resident) students with demonstrated financial need based on the FAFSA.
- Colorado-Need - awarded to Colorado residents students only with demonstrated financial need based on the FAFSA.
- Colorado No-Need - awarded to Colorado residents only without regard to financial need.
- Students must file the FAFSA by the priority deadline.
- Be enrolled at least part-time (6 credits or more).
- Be classified by the Registrar's Office as an undergraduate student.
Filing the FAFSA by the deadline is not a guarantee of being awarded work study funds. Work study funds are limited and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Students that receive an award must have a contract on file in Human Resources by October 1st. Awards will be cancelled and re-awarded to students on the waitlist after October 1st. Students interested in being placed on a waitlist should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students may earn up to the total amount of their work study award. However, total earnings depend on the hours worked, which may not total the work study award amount.
Students print their work study contract from the Financial Aid Required Documents page on Trailhead and complete it with their supervisor. Processing your work study contract directions.
First time student employees must fill out new hire paperwork before they can start working.
Getting a Job
Students may not work prior to the first day of classes of the fall term or after the last day of the spring term if their contract uses work study funds.
Work study jobs are not assigned. Students may search for campus opportunities through Diggernet, a job posting site hosted by the Career Center. If a student possess a special skill or credentials, e.g. life guard, he should contact the specifc department for employment opportunities. Supervisors will establish an electronic time sheet and explain processing deadlines for time sheet submission.
Students at CSM who elect to work on campus typically work 10 hours or less per week. Because campus employers are aware that the course of study is rigorous, and academics is a student's first priority, work hours are typically flexible.
Students are paid on the 15th and the last working day of each month. The first pay check is processed disbursed through the Cashier Office. All subsequent pay checks are disbursed to a checking or savings account through direct deposit. Time sheets must be turned in to the Payroll Office no later than the day after the pay period ends. Standard pay rates.