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Student Employment

A variety of positions are available on campus. Some examples of the types of jobs available are computer lab assistants, office assistants, maintenance workers, and library assistants.

» Campus procedures for hiring student employees

Minot State University offers two types of on campus employment opportunities for students:

The Federal Work-Study Program provides part-time employment opportunities for students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay a portion of their costs of education.

Students interested in the Federal Work-Study Program (FWSP) must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  First priority for the FWSP will be given to students who have a FAFSA processed by the April 15 priority funding deadline. A work-study award is an indication of need, not a guarantee of employment.

Federal Work-Study awards will appear on eligible student's financial aid award letter. Students who are awarded Federal Work-Study will be mailed a Student Employment Application/Agreement Form in early August.  Student job openings will be available through the MSU Job Link.  Students should contact the appropriate department to arrange an interview. If a student is interested in applying for more than one opening, they may pick up additional student employment applications at the Financial Aid Office. If a student who has been awarded work study does not secure a position within the first two weeks of school, his/her study award may be canceled.

Work-study students earn a minimum of $9.25 per hour and must monitor their earnings to ensure they will not earn more than their total Federal Work-Study award.

Students who have not initially been awarded Federal Work-Study on their financial aid award letter may inquire about their eligibility for this type of employment after the first two weeks of the fall semester.

The Institutional Employment program also provides part-time employment opportunities to students. These positions are open to any student regardless of their financial need.  Canadian and other foreign student are eligible to work under this program.

Institutional Employment openings are also posted on the MSU Job Link.  Students interested in applying for an open position must pick up a student employment application at the Financial Aid Office.  The student should contact the appropriate department to set up an interview for the position.  Institutional employment student workers earn a minimum of $9.25 per hour.

Student workers must see the MSU Payroll Office to complete their new hire paperwork.  Their office is located on the 2nd floor of the Administration Building.  This must be done prior to the start of work.

  • A student worker must be enrolled and maintain at least six semester hours.
  • If a student ceases enrollment at MSU their employment will also end at that time.
  • Students interested in summer employment should contact the Financial Aid Office for eligibility information.

Contact Tonya Critz at the Financial Aid Office with any questions at (701) 858-4152.