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Student Employment

  • Work-Study: Federal, state funds and university funds (Mavworks) available to students for part time hourly employment. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for funding.
  • Student Assist: Students are paid through the department's budget. It is not necessary for the student to complete the FAFSA.
  • Off campus jobs: Students may pursue employment opportunities with local businesses.

Questions: Email [email protected]

Mavworks Funding

Mavworks is a type of internally funded work-study award available to qualifying students who complete the online application. Awards are offered on a first come first serve basis, as long as funds are available.  

Applying students must meet the following qualifications:

  1. Completed FAFSA/CASFA
    * International students who are unable to qualify for Federal or State Financial Aid will need to have obtained proper work visas
  2. Have a GPA of 3.0 or better
    * Continuing students will be considered based on their CMU GPA
    * New students will be considered based on HS or Transfer GPA
  3. Be ineligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant
  4. Not have been awarded State or Federal Work Study within the same academic year

 Mavworks Application Will Open August 1


Student jobs are more than just a paycheck. 

You may need to work in order to meet educational and living expenses or you feel the experience could be a valuable part of your education. The skills you obtain from working complement your academic performance and communicate to future employers your ability to succeed in a professional setting.

Studies have shown that students who work do just as well or better academically than non-working students and grades improve as students work more hours per week (up to 20). In addition, working students are more likely to complete a degree program than non-workers.

Three Offices to Help Navigate Your Student Employment Needs

Career Services Payroll MAVworks-Financial Aid

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Email: [email protected]

-Handshake App Management
-Collection of New Hire Paperwork

-Supervisor Training
-Bi-Monthly Payroll Processing

-MAVworks/Work Study Funding: