Student Employment reviews and monitors the eligibility of all employees who are currently active in student job classes on HCM, the university's HR and payroll system. Only current degree-seeking CU Boulder students qualify for student jobs either on the main campus or through continuing education.

Academic Year Requirements

  • Undergraduates must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours per semester in order to receive work-study and work in a student job class.
  • Graduate students must be enrolled in at least 3 credit hours in order to receive work-study, and at least 3 credit hours to work in a student job class.

Summer Requirements

  • Enrolled in summer or enrolled in previous spring semester and upcoming fall semester.

Contact the Office of International Education regarding specific questions on immigration laws that must be followed to hire international students. They cannot have work-study or work more than 20 hours a week.

Students attending other CU campuses are eligible for hire on the Boulder Campus as long as they are enrolled in the number of credit hours specified above.