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Student Employment

New Mexico Highlands University offers student employment (sometimes referred to as work-study) to students who want to work on campus while they are attending NMHU. For detailed instructions on how to apply for student employment, see links below.

Application Process

Student Employment Application

On-Campus Job Listing

Student Employee Guide

ITS Policy

I-9 Work Eligibility Authorization Form

W-4 Employee Withholding Certificate

Direct Deposit Authorization (PDF)

Federal work-study
Qualifications: Undergraduate and graduate students; need based.
Annual Amount: Wage and grade scales apply. Twenty hour per week maximum allowed to work during regular semesters.
Deadlines & Application: March 1: Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); April 15: complete file.
Description: Work-study programs allow students with need to pay for some of their college expenses by working. The obvious advantage is that students finish their education owing less in loans. There is also a financial advantage for the university in that these earnings are federally or state subsidized, with the university paying a percentage of the total earnings of students under this program.

State Work-study
Qualifications: Undergraduate and graduate students; both need and non-need based.
Annual Amount: Wage and grade scales apply. Twenty hour per week maximum allowed to work during regular semesters.
Deadlines & Application: March 1: Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); April 15: complete file.
Description: Work-study programs allow students with need to pay for some of their college expenses by working. The obvious advantage is that students finish their education owing less in loans. There is also a financial advantage for the university in that these earnings are federally or state subsidized, with the university paying a percentage of the total earnings of students under this program.

Departmental
Qualifications: Undergraduate and graduate student; both need and non-need based.
Annual Amount: Wage and grade scale apply. Twenty hours per week maximum allowed to work during the regular semesters.
Description: Work-study programs allow students with need to pay for some of their college expenses by working. The obvious advantage is that students finish their education owing less in loans.