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Financial Aid

Student Employment (work-study)

Aims Community College participates in the Federal Work-Study and the Colorado Work-Study programs. Eligible students can work part-time (15-20 hours per week) to earn money to help pay for their education. Whenever possible, the work-study programs encourage community service work and work related to the student’s course of study. Jobs are available both on and off campus. FAFSA must be completed to determine eligibility for work-study.

Students employed through work-study programs earn at least the federal or state minimum wage, whichever is greater. The amount that can be earned depends on the type of work the student does and the skills required for the position, the amount of the school’s funding level and the amount of the student’s work-study award. Work-study employees are paid by the hour on a monthly basis on the last business day of the month. 

The Work-Study program is run through the Financial Aid office, located in the College Center on the Greeley Campus. Although students can be awarded work-study, they are not guaranteed a job.  Contact the Financial Aid office if you have been awarded financial aid and would like to be considered for work-study.  You may email or call the Financial Aid office at financial.aid@aims.edu or (970) 339-6621.

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Once you have been hired, your Work-Study eligibility form must be completed, signed by your supervisor and returned to the Financial Aid office. The Work-Study eligibility form will be sent to your Aims e-mail account, or it can be picked up at the Financial Aid Office.

In addition, you must meet with Human Resources, in the Cornerstone Building, to complete the required payroll paperwork. This must be done PRIOR to beginning your Work-Study employment.

Required payroll paperwork includes, but is not limited to:

To complete these forms, you will need to bring the following items to Human Resources:

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