Student Employment

Eligibility for Work Study Funds

  • Students must file the FAFSA by the priority deadline.
  • Be enrolled at least part-time (6 credits or more).
  • Be classified by the Registrar's Office as an undergraduate student.

Types of Work Study Funds

  • Federal - awarded to Colorado and out-of-state (non-resident) students with demonstrated financial need based on the FAFSA.
  • Colorado-Need - awarded to Colorado residents students only with demonstrated financial need based on the FAFSA.
  • Colorado No-Need - awarded to Colorado residents only without regard to financial need.
  • CSM - awarded to Colorado residents only without regard to financial need.

Filing the FAFSA by the deadline is not a guarantee of being awarded work study funds.  Work study funds are limited and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.  Students that receive an award must have a contract on file in Human Resources by September 30th.  Awards will be canceled and re-awarded to students on the waitlist after October 1st.  The deadline for spring only awards is March 1st.  Awards will be canceled after that date.

Students may earn up to the total amount of their work study award.  However, total earnings depend on the hours worked, which may not total the work study award amount.


Students interested in being placed on the work study waitlist should contact Emails must be from the students Mines account and include their name and CWID.

Hire Documents
Students print their work study contract from the Financial Aid Required Documents page on Trailhead and complete it with their supervisor.  Processing your work study contract directionsPDF versionText only version.

First time student employees must fill out new hire paperwork before they can start working.

Getting a Job
Students may not work prior to the first day of classes of the fall term or after the last day of the spring term if their contract uses work study funds. Current student employment information.

Work study jobs are not assigned.  Students may search for campus opportunities through Diggernet, a job posting site hosted by the Career Center.  If a student possesses a special skill or credentials, e.g. lifeguard, he should contact the specific department for employment opportunities.   Supervisors will establish an electronic timesheet and explain processing deadlines for timesheet submission.

Students at CSM who elect to work on campus typically work 10 hours or less per week. Because campus employers are aware that the course of study is rigorous, and academics is a student's first priority, work hours are typically flexible.

Getting Paid
Students are paid on the 15th and the last working day of each month.  Paychecks are disbursed to a checking or savings account through direct deposit. Hours worked must be recorded through Web-Time Entry no later than the day after the pay period ends.  Standard pay rates