Student Employment

Federal, State and institutional funds are invested in employment programs that allow students to work up to 20 hours per week. Wages vary according to the job, but most start at the minimum-wage rate. In order to be eligible for work-study funds, students must complete the FAFSA, have an adequate GPA, and be enrolled full-time.  Students are responsible for locating and securing a position on campus in order to utilize their awarded funds.  

Students will be given four weeks from the time school starts to find employment due to the high demand for work-study and MAVworks awards.  If no action is taken by the student to find work, the award will be canceled. 


Work-study is a student employment program utilizing Federal and State funds that allows eligible students to work on campus in a variety of jobs with flexible hours. In order to be eligible for work-study funds, students must complete the FAFSA, have an adequate GPA, and be enrolled full-time. It is very important that students apply for the FAFSA as early as possible due to limited funding for federal and state work-study programs.  


MAVworks is a work-study program funded by Colorado Mesa University. It is open to all Colorado Mesa University students that have not been awarded Federal or State work-study funds, have an adequate GPA, and are enrolled full-time.  There is an advertised application day each fall for these funds, usually during the last week of August. If you are interested, please contact the Financial Aid office for more information.

Student Assist

Student assist positions are open to any student. The student does not need to have Federal work-study, State work-study, or MAVworks to be eligible.

On-Campus Student Employment Job Listing

Colorado Mesa University uses Handshake, our job-posting platform, to connect students to employers.  If you are looking for a job on campus (or off campus), log in and search for opportunities online.  Your profile is already created; you just need to finish it.  Click the icon below to access Handshake.


Link to Handshake