Students waiting in line to apply for MavWorks
The first floor of Lowell Heiny Hall was packed with students waiting to apply for MavWorks.


Students eager for MavWorks awards

About 100 CMU student got up a little early Thursday morning. They wanted to be among the first to apply for some of the $650,000 in MavWorks funds to help them get on-campus jobs.

Since 2007-08, the amount of money Colorado Mesa University has spent on financial aid to students has grown from $3.7 million to $14.8 million. This year CMU plans to spend $18.1 million in institutional financial aid to students.

MavWorks is a work-study program funded by CMU and is just a part of the institutional financial aid CMU awards.  Following a one-semester pilot program, MavWorks began in 2010-11 and $358,000 was paid to students. Last year, students were paid $579,000. This year, CMU has budgeted $650,000 in MavWorks funds.

CMU developed MavWorks for students who didn’t qualify for need-based financial aid, who were doing well in school and who wanted to work on campus. To qualify for MavWorks, a student must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours, have a GPA of at least 3.0 and not qualify for a Pell grant. It is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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