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Student FAQ


- How do I find a student job?

Student Employment Services posts the majority of on and off-campus job announcements under Job Listings on RAMweb. Students are not required to register with Student Employment Services to conduct a job search. Eligible CSU students may view the job announcements and apply directly to the employer listed.  Other places to look for on-campus job announcements may be found here.

- What is the average pay rate for student employees?

$9.81/hour for campus work-study jobs

$10.93/hour for campus hourly jobs

$10.53/hour for off campus jobs

- What types of jobs are available for students?

A wide variety of both on and off-campus jobs are available. Some sample positions are: computer lab assistant, child care worker, research technician, food service worker, student paraprofessional, recreational sports worker, student staff assistant; as well as clerical and general labor positions.

- How do I get paid once I find a job?

If you work on-campus at Colorado State, you will be paid every other Friday by direct deposit to your designated bank account. Off-campus employers pay their employees according to their respective company's pay schedules.

- Where is Student Employment Services located and what are your office hours?

We are located in Centennial Hall (Map) and are open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during the academic year and 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during the summer. 


Employer FAQ

- Is there a fee for posting job announcements with your office?

No, our service is free to both employers and Colorado State University students.

- What is JobX?

JobX is a free service for employers to post and manage job announcements for Colorado State University students. Student Employment Services will review, approve and post your job announcement for no charge and it will be accessible via RAMweb for up to 30 days. You may login at any time to view, edit, or repost your job announcement. User Guides and login access are provided for each employer on our login page. If you have any questions or issues, please contact us at 970-491-5714, or email us at

- Why was my work-study student's allocation changed?

When a student's eligibility for financial aid changes, it may be necessary to change the amount of the work-study award. Students may also occasionally request a reduction to their work-study award to make room for other types of financial aid.  Student Employment Services makes every effort to send courtesy notifications to employers regarding any changes to an employee's work-study award, but it is very important that employers check the work-study earnings report every pay period to see if the work-study allocation has changed.

- How much of the student's work-study salary do employers pay?

Contracted employers are required to pay 30% of the student's gross earnings. 70% is paid from the work-study fund.

- May students work concurrently in more than one campus assignment?

Students may have only one work-study assignment at any time. However, multiple student hourly assignments are allowed.