Undergraduate Employment

Federal College Work-Study

Federal College Work-Study is a federally funded program that is awarded as part of a need-based financial aid package. Eligible students may work up to twenty hours per week. Starting January 1st, 2015, the pay range will be $8.23 to $11.50/hour. 

Students are paid semi-monthly receiving their paychecks on the 15th and the last day of the month.  Earnings are not applied to a student’s tuition bill and are subject to taxation. Receiving a work-study award is not a guarantee of employment.   

If you would like to utilize your work study award and have not begun work by September 20th for the fall semester, or February 20th for the spring semester, please contact the financial aid office.

Click here for current work study positions.

Community-Based Work-Study

Get paid to volunteer in the local community!

Students who are awarded work-study as part of their financial aid package may work on or off campus. Naropa University employs a small percentage of students at select non-profit organizations in Boulder. In order to qualify for the community work-study program, students must be eligible for federal work-study. As a work-study employee of Naropa, students will volunteer at one of the organizations listed below. Eligible students may work up to twenty hours per week. Starting January 1st, 2015, the pay rate will be $8.23/hour. 

Students are paid semi-monthly receiving their paychecks on the 15th and the last day of the month.  Earnings are not applied to a student’s tuition bill and are subject to taxation. Receiving a work-study award is not a guarantee of employment. 

Available Sites


To apply for a community work-study position, contact:

Financial Aid Office

303-546-3509

2130 Arapahoe Avenue
Boulder, CO 80302

Work-Study Handbook

Please review the Work-Study Handbook for information regarding work-study as a form of employment with Naropa University.

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