Work-Study is a part-time job opportunity with the wages being used to help pay for college expenses. Students are awarded a work-study allocation which is the amount that they are able to earn throughout the academic year. A typical award is $2,500 a year with an average pay rate of $9.20/hour. Students are paid every other week by direct deposit to their personal bank accounts.
30% of student wages are paid from the employing department's account, and 70% are paid from the work-study account. Students must apply for and receive a work-study award from Student Financial Services and then apply for open positions on RAMweb with approved employers.
Need-based work-study is awarded based upon documentation of your financial need and the availability of funds. If you are eligible, you may receive work-study as part of your financial aid award. You may also contact Student Financial Services to request consideration for a work-study award, as some request funds are available on a limited basis.
Funding sources include the Federal Work-Study Program and the State of Colorado Work-Study Program. Colorado need-based work-study is available to 1st Bachelor's undergraduate Colorado residents only. Federal need-based work-study is available to undergraduate and graduate resident & nonresident students. As a part of the Federal Work-Study Program, Community Service Work-Study
provides opportunities for students to work in local community service agencies and as Literacy/Math tutors
The Merit Work-Study program provides students with an opportunity to work in jobs which will provide experience for future careers. Merit Work-Study is awarded without regard for need. To receive the award, students must apply each year via RAMweb
once a job with an approved employer is located and offered.
The application is available every February 1st, beginning at 7:45 a.m. for the following academic year. Awards are made on a first-come, first-served basis and funds are limited. Employers are encouraged to certify all applications immediately, as the application is not considered complete until the employer certifies. Colorado merit work-study is available to 1st Bachelor's undergraduate Colorado residents only. Nonresident merit work-study is available to undergraduate and graduate nonresident students. International Merit Work-Study
(for International Students) is also available.