Student Employment

The University of Missouri employs students through regular part-time jobs and through the Federal Work-Study Program. Jobs are typically 5 to 10 hours per week, with wages varying by position and skill level.

Student employees are paid via direct deposit to their bank account. These funds are not applied to a student’s MU account and are not listed as pending aid on the billing statement.

Federal Work-Study

The MU Office of Student Financial Aid is responsible for the initial awarding of Federal Work-Study to eligible students. This opportunity is offered to students who:

The MU Career Center administers the actual placement of Federal Work-Study students. Only students who have completed the following steps are eligible to select a work study position:

  • Accepted their Federal Work-Study offer in myZou
  • Submitted all required documents listed in the student’s myZou To Do list
  • Completed verification, if selected

After selecting a Federal Work-Study position, students may be required to interview with that corresponding department. Selecting a position does not guarantee the student will be hired for that position.

If you have been selected for verification and the Financial Aid Office has not completed the verification process or has not received all necessary documents, you will receive a “File Incomplete” message when you try to select a position.

Other employment

If you have not received a Federal Work-Study offer, you may still work in a campus position that does not require a FAFSA or financial need.

Campus job openings for students not receiving Federal Work-Study are available through the Career Center.


Earnings are distributed directly to the student by direct deposit into a bank account. Your Federal Work-Study earnings cannot be applied directly to your MU bill.

Important Dates

For the 2024-2025 academic year

Dec. 1, 2023 - Scholarship deadline for first-time college students

Feb. 1, 2024 - Scholarship deadline for current & transfer students

March. 1, 2024 - MU's recommended FAFSA submission date

Apr. 1, 2024 - FAFSA submission deadline

More dates