New Mexico State University provides many opportunities for students to work part-time while attending classes. The program that is right for you, work student or regular student employment, will depend on your experience, interests and eligibility. Cooperative Education and Internships are also available.
The purpose of work study is to provide students with part-time employment to help meet college costs and, if possible, provide work experience in a related field. Federal work study is federally funded and need-based. Your eligibility is determined from information you provide on your FAFSA. To be eligible, you must show need on your federal need analysis report. Some non-need based state work study is also available.
The work study program is administered by the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarship Services and provides funding for student employment both on and off campus.
There are three categories of work study:
- Crimson Scholar
Work study is funded by federal, state, and/or institutional allocations and is awarded to students who qualify. New Mexico State University contracts with off-campus agencies to employ work study students. Employment at off-campus agencies must be non-religious and non-political. New Mexico State University contracts only with non-profit agencies.
Earnings will vary with the nature of the job, your skills, and the hours you can work. Salaries start at minimum wage and range upward according to skills and experience. Most students work 10 to 20 hours a week. Employers usually prefer students to work three or more consecutive hours depending on their class schedules.
Job announcements are posted at the beginning of each semester and are continually updated. Postings are removed near the end of each semester and must be resubmitted to advertise positions in the upcoming semester. See the Financial Aid's Workstudy Student Information page for more information.
Regular Student Employment
Regular student employment is designed to:
- Assist students in obtaining jobs which will help defray the cost of a college education
- To provide an equitable personnel practices program
- To provide students with career related work where possible
Undergraduate Students must be degree seeking, enrolled in a minimum of twelve (12) graded credit hours fall and spring semesters, and maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative grade-point average. Graduate Students must be degree-seeking, enrolled in a minimum of nine (9) graded graduate credit hours fall and spring semesters, and maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average.
- Student Affairs and Enrollment Management: Undergraduate Admissions
- (575) 646-3121 or (800) 662-6678
- Educational Services Building, Suite A
- MSC 3A / P.O. Box 30001, Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001