Work-study Information for Students

Work-study awards are a form of financial aid which provides jobs for students who need help to pay their educational expenses. You must complete a FAFSA application by the priority deadline of March 1st. When completing the FAFSA, make sure to answer “yes” to question #31 (are you interested in Work-Study?).

You must complete your financial aid file to be considered for work-study. This means you must submit any additional documentation being requested.

How to Apply for a Work-Study job

You will be required to create an account with Career Services in order to search and apply for a Work-study position. Please follow these instructions:

  1. Go to the Career Services home page.
  2. Click on Student AggieCAREER Manager Login link.
  3. If you are a registered user, simply type your username and password, and then click Login. If you are a new registrant, proceed to “Click here to Register”.
  4. Fill out your profile. Towards the end of your profile you will see a highlighted section labeled VERY IMPORTANT, you will need to
  5. Follow the instructions to complete your registration agreement. After all of this is done, click on the “Register” button.
  6. Scroll over “My Account”, then “My Documents” on the left hand side to upload your default resume.
  7. Click on “Job Postings” and select Work-study jobs.

For technical assistance, please contact Career Services at 575-527-7776 or ctp@nmsu.edu .

Note: When applying for a Work-study position, please make sure that you have been awarded Work-study funds; otherwise you will not be considered for the position.

How will you get paid?

Students with work-study jobs are placed on the university payroll and will be paid every two weeks through direct deposit to their bank account. Work-study fund wages are never applied directly to a student’s bill. You will receive a paycheck for working a job and can use these funds to help offset your costs.