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Students eager for MavWorks awards

About 100 CMU student got up a little early Thursday morning. They wanted to be among the first to apply for some of the $650,000 in MavWorks funds to help them get on-campus jobs.

Since 2007-08, the amount of money Colorado Mesa University has spent on financial aid to students has grown from $3.7 million to $14.8 million. This year CMU plans to spend $18.1 million in institutional financial aid to students.

MavWorks is a work-study program funded by CMU and is just a part of the institutional financial aid CMU awards.  Following a one-semester pilot program, MavWorks began in 2010-11 and $358,000 was paid to students. Last year, students were paid $579,000. This year, CMU has budgeted $650,000 in MavWorks funds.

CMU developed MavWorks for students who didn’t qualify for need-based financial aid, who were doing well in school and who wanted to work on campus. To qualify for MavWorks, a student must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours, have a GPA of at least 3.0 and not qualify for a Pell grant. It is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Dana Nunn, Director of Media Relations

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