Work Study

Work study jobs at M State

Advantages of work study positions:

  • Earn money while in school
  • Flexible work schedules based on department needs
  • Most jobs tied to M State academic calendar
  • Paychecks issued bi-weekly
  • Gain valuable experience and build your resume

Here's the scoop on work study

Work study is a need-based program that helps students meet their financial obligations while they're attending college.

  • Because eligibility is need-based, students must complete the financial aid process to determine whether they are eligible.
  • Work study jobs are federally and state funded, and they are available to U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens.
  • Work study awards are paid bi-weekly in the form of paychecks for hours actually worked.
  • There is no guarantee students will earn the full amount of their work study award.
  • Not all students are eligible for work study, and eligibility does not guarantee a position will be available.

Requirements for work study

Part-time on-campus employment may be an option for students who are eligible for work study funds as part of their college financial aid package. In order to qualify for work study funding:

  • Your FAFSA must be complete, and you must have an official award notice from the M State Financial Aid office (you can check your financial aid status through your SpartanNet account). Official financial aid awards for 2023-2024 will be available in mid-July.
  • You must be actively enrolled in a minimum of six credits per semester.
  • You must be making Satisfactory Academic Progress (66.66 percent completion rate and a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0).

Available campus work study positions

Detroit Lakes

English Tutor Position

English Tutor Position

Nursing Tutor Position

Nursing Tutor Position

Math Tutor Position

Math Tutor Position

Campus Cupboard Food Pantry Assistant

Fergus Falls

IT AV Telepresence Multimedia Assistant

Music Department Assistant

Theatre Assistant

Ceramics and Gallery Assistant

Basketball Athletics Assistant

Campus Life Housing - Student Custodian

Campus Life Housing - Student Security Officer

Chemistry Assistant

Campus Cupboard Food Pantry Assistant


Accessibility Resources

Campus Crossing



Student Engagement


Campus Cupboard Food Pantry Assistant

Fitness Center


Reception Desk Position

Custodial Services/General Maintenance Position

Custodial Services/General Maintenance Position

Library Position

Cafeteria Position

Electrical Line Worker Position

Student Engagement Position

Campus Cupboard Food Pantry Assistant



If you are interested in a position:

1) Complete an application using the Quick Link below and submit it to the Financial Aid office to determine eligibility.

2) If you are eligible, continue with Step 2 on the Work Study Checklist below.

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