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University of Colorado Denver
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Work Study

Learn about employment opportunities to help you pay for college.


Work-Study is awarded by the CU Anschutz Financial Aid and Scholarships Office, making it easier for students with financial need to find a part-time job and earn money to help pay for educational expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to the recipient's course of study. Work Study students must be accepted into a degree program and be enrolled at least half-time. Students can be awarded Federal or State Work Study. To be eligible for Work-Study all students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Eligibility will be based on information reported on the FAFSA.

Federal Work-Study:

Federal Need-based Work-Study – Federal Work-Study is need-based financial aid awarded with Federal funding. To be eligible a student may be a graduate or undergraduate student, and must demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA.

Colorado State Work-Study:
Need and Non-Need-based Aid:
  • Colorado State Need based Work-Study – Colorado Work-Study is need based aid that is awarded with state funding. To be eligible a student must be an undergraduate with no prior degree, and a Colorado resident. The student must demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA.
  • Colorado State Non-Need based Work-Study – Colorado Non-Need Work-Study is awarded without regard to need and funded by the state. To be eligible a student must be an undergraduate with no prior degree, and a Colorado resident. To be eligible the student must complete the FAFSA.

How to Apply for Work-Study:

Students must complete and submit the Work-Study Request Form to be placed on a waiting list for funds.

Please Note: If you choose to reduce or cancel ACCEPTED loans to cover this request, you must first contact the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office prior to submitting this form.

REMEMBER: If you were initially awarded Work-Study and have no earnings through this program by October 1st, your award will be cancelled. If you have extenuating circumstances that prevented you from finding employment, please submit a written, signed and dated explanation to the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office before October 1st.

For more information regarding Work-Study please visit our Student Employment website.