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Off-Campus Work-study Program

Basic Information for Off-Campus Agencies

In 1963, the Colorado legislature created Metropolitan State University of Denver as a comprehensive, baccalaureate degree-granting institution. The university offers arts and sciences, professional and business courses and programs to a diverse student population. MSU Denver is located on the Auraria Campus, in Downtown Denver, which they share with Community College of Denver and University of Colorado at Denver.

 

Off-Campus Work-Study Program

The Student Employment Program at Metropolitan State University of Denver is intended to provide students paid jobs to off-set their educational expenses; while garnering professional experience to enhance their leadership skills.

For-profit, Non-profit and government agencies, that are not politically affiliated, may hire Metropolitan State University of Denver federal work-study students to work part-time in their offices. Depending on the type of employer, there are different allocations requirements that must be met. For-Profit Off-Campus agencies agree to pay 50% of a student's wage, while the other 50% derives from the student's federal work-study award. Non-Profit and Government Off-Campus agencies agree to pay 25% of a student's wage, while the other 75% derives from the student's federal work-study award. Work-study is allocated based on the financial aid package a student receives. A student must indicate on their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) they are interested in work-study. Students may also contact a Financial Aid Counselor and indicate their interest in work-study.

*Students who receive No-Need Work Study are not eligible to work off-campus through the work-study program.

 

How Organizations Can Participate in the Work-Study Program

  1. Please fill out an "Eligibility and Need Assessment for Participation in the Federal Work-Study Program"
  2. Once the Eligibility and Need Assessment form is received, the Student Employment Manager will review and determine your eligibility to participate in the Student Employment Program. Once approved the Student Employment Manager will contact your agency and provide a non-negotiable 'MSU Denver Work Study - Terms of Agreement' for your agency. This is an agreement with MSU Denver that officially allows agencies to participate in the work-study program.
  3. The original agreement must be sent back to the SE Team. Once the Student Employment Manager has signed the original agreement, your agency will be assigned an account number and set up for billing.  
  4. Once a number is assigned, the Off-Campus Agency can post a the job opportunity on the Student Employment Job Board.
  5. The Student Employment Manager will then schedule a visit to the agency. At the meeting, the Student Employment Manager will go over policies and procedures and answer any questions the supervisor may have. (After the initial meeting, the Student Employment Manager will visit the off- campus site at least once a year.)
  6. A new 'MSU Denver Work Study - Terms of Agreement' must be signed every fiscal year in order to remain part of the program.

 

Student Eligibility to Participate in the Off-Campus Program

Students must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours and maintain a satisfactory academic progress to keep their award. If a student drops below 6 credits during the semester, they lose their work-study award through the Office of Financial Aid. Therefore, any hours worked after the loss of their award will be billed 100% to the agency or department where they are working.

*Students who receive No-Need Work Study are not eligible to work off-campus through the work-study program.


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