Information for Students

Financial Aid

Administration Building, Room 212

2200 Bonforte Blvd.

Pueblo, CO  81001-4901

Voice:  719-549-2753

Fax:  719-549-2088

Email:  financialaid@colostate-pueblo.edu

 
Students can check their eligibility for work study through their PAWS account.  Eligibility for work study is determined (in part) by completing the FAFSA by the March 1st priority date and indicating interest in work study through the FAFSA.  Additionally, work study is awarded as funds are available.  Students who do not qualify for work study could still qualify for an hourly position.
 

Federal Work Study

The Federal Work Study program provides jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay educational expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to each student’s course of study. Students may explore off-campus employment opportunities with non-profit organizations who have signed agreements with the school.

Colorado Work Study*

The Colorado Work Study program provides jobs for Colorado resident undergraduate students with or without financial need. Funding is provided to the University by the Colorado General Assembly. No-need positions are available upon request, but there are a limited amount of funds so the request must be made by March 1 for each forthcoming school year.

*Please note that individuals willfully misrepresenting information provided in applying for Colorado student aid funds are subject to penalty of Colorado law.

Hiring Process

  1. Must be eligible for work study - Check your PAWS account for more information
  2. An I9 and W4 must be completed prior to beginning employment** and returned to SFS (for new or first-time student employees)
  3. Review job postings
  4. Contact supervisor for more information about the position (or to set up an interview) & to generate employment referral

** The employer (Colorado State University-Pueblo) must ensure that the employee completes Section 1 of Form I-9 by his or her first day of work for pay.  Employees may complete Section 1 of Form I-9 at any time between ac­ceptance of a job offer and the first day of work for pay.

Losing Work Study

  • Earnings exceed the work study award
  • Work is performed during class time
  • Drop below six (6) credit hours
  • Change in financial aid eligibility
  • Are placed on financial aid suspension
  • Working over 20 hours a week while class is in session
  • Reporting hours not worked on official timesheet

Student Hourly

Some departments on campus hire students and pay them directly out of their funds. This type of employment is not considered a financial aid award, but is counted as income when filing for financial aid in the next year.

Hiring Process

  1. An I9 and W4 must be completed prior to beginning employment** and returned to SFS (for new or first-time student employees)
  2. Review job postings
  3. Contact the supervisor for more information about the position (or to set up an interview) & to generate employment referral

** The employer (Colorado State University-Pueblo) must ensure that the employee completes Section 1 of Form I-9 by his or her first day of work for pay.  Employees may complete Section 1 of Form I-9 at any time between ac­ceptance of a job offer and the first day of work for pay.

Career Center

In addition to the student employment programs above, the CSU-Pueblo Career Center offers employment services to current students and alumni from the University. They assist students with professional employment, internships, career planning, and career coaching. These services include: résumé and cover letter development, interviewing skills, how to search and apply for internships, and strategies on how to conduct a self-directed job search. The Career Center coordinates all on-campus recruiting by employers and coordinates the annual Career, Internship, and Education Fairs.