Work Study

NMSU Human Resource Services will require background reviews on new employees effective July 1, 2008. The following types of employees will be subject to a background review: (1) all new regular faculty, exempt, non-exempt and post-doctoral appointments; and (2) new student/temporary employees, including graduate assistants and teaching assistants, hired into security sensitive positions.

NMSU personnel hired prior to July 1, 2008 are not subject to retroactive background investigations except in the following circumstances: transferred, promoted, reclassified, appointed to interim positions or hired for a security-sensitive position. Anyone following under these categories shall have their criminal and other background information verified prior to final confirmation of employment into the new position. To review the entire announcement regarding the background review implementation, visit NMSU Human Resource Services.

New Mexico State University has funds allocated for the purpose of providing jobs to some qualified students while attending college. The categories of Work Study provided include federal, state and crimson scholar Work Study opportunities.

Federal and state programs require that students maintain a minimum enrollment of six credits (undergraduates) each semester. Summer term enrollment must total six credits (undergraduate). State Workstudy recipients must be New Mexico residents. Work Study students must maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined by the financial aid office.

There are three categories of Work Study:
  • Federal
  • State
  • Need-based or non-need based

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, and 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 in room 107 at the beginning of each semester and are continually updated as necessary.