Student Jobs: Frequently Asked Questions

How many hours per week may I work while enrolled in classes?

During the fall, spring, and summer semester, a student may work an average of 20 hours per week for all positions held. Between semesters, a student may not exceed 40 hours per week.

How much will I be paid?

Minimum wage, unless otherwise petitioned by the supervisor. No student may make over $7.50 per hour.

May I work both student hire and work-study jobs at the same time?


May I turn down work-study and have only student hire?

No. If you qualify for work study, you must accept the work-study position. If you do not qualify for work study, you may work in a student hire position.

Who can I call for help?

Counseling and Career Services at 575.562.2211. You can also come by and see us in Student Academic Services, Room 232. To find out if you qualify for work-study funds or for assistance in applying for work-study funds, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 575.562.2194 or visit the office in Student Academic Services (SAS) Room 107.