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Student Employment

  • Work-Study: Federal, state funds and university funds (MAVworks) available to students for on-campus, 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.

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Work-Study Funding

State and Federal work-study funds are awarded through Financial Aid. These programs provide funding to qualifying students to work to earn an hourly wage through employment in a variety of on-campus jobs and is paid semi-monthly through direct deposit to a personal banking account not your CMU Student Account.

State work-study is limited to the residents of the State of Colorado.  

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.

Application opens August 1 and January 1.   

Applying students must meet the following qualifications:

  1. Completed FAFSA
    • Qualifying In-State- ASSET students may complete the CASFA
    • International students who cannot qualify for Federal or Sate Financial Aid will need proof of eligibility for US employment
  2. Have a GPA of 3.0 or better
    • New students will be evaluated 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

How to find on-campus jobs 

Check out HANDSHAKE in MAVzone to find and apply for on campus jobs.

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

-Work-Study & MAVworks Funding: