Student Employment

Work-Study

The Federal and State (eligible Colorado residents only) College Work-Study Program, administered by the Financial Aid Office, provides part-time employment opportunities for qualified students.

Students average 12 hours of work per week and earn between $1,000 and $3,000 total per academic year. Awards are based on an evaluation of students’ financial need using the FAFSA.  Students must file a FAFSA to be considered for work study.

A No-Need Work-Study Program also is available to Colorado residents. Students do not have to document financial need to receive no-need Work Study but must still file a FAFSA.

Application Process

  1. Complete the FAFSA and indicate interest in the work-study program.
  2. Browse the list of work-study positions to see which job may be the best fit for you.  We recommend that students apply for their top 3 choices.
  3. Complete the student employment application below.
  4. If hired for a position, you will need to complete the hiring packet and return to the Business Office.  Please bring the following documents with you to complete the hiring packet:
    • Government-issued photo ID (ie. Driver’s License)
    • Your ORIGINAL Social Security Card
    • A voided check for direct deposit
  5. Complete the work-study contract with the head of the department under which you’ve been hired, then return the contract to the Financial Aid Office.
  6. Begin work!
  7. Be sure to submit timesheets every two weeks within the Student Portal, LopeAccess.

Apply for Student Employment


Lamar Community College is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation or disability in its activities, programs, or employment practices as required by Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504, Age Discrimination Act, and Title II of the ADA. Inquiries may be directed to: Human Resources Director, Lamar Community College, 2401 S. Main Street, Lamar, CO 81052.