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Student Employment

Student employment is a win-win for both the student and the on-campus employer. Mount Mercy University offers numerous student employment positions to maintain daily campus operations and for students to develop skills for future employment while earning additional financial resources.

Student Testimonial

A work-study position at Mount Mercy University is the perfect way to get involved and earn additional financial funds. Throughout my time at MMU, I had positions in the International Office, Athletic Office, Busse Library, and the Marketing and Communication department. In each of these departments, I got to know numerous resourceful people, built valuable lasting relationships and deeply enjoyed helping other students, faculty, staff, and the entire University. On your resume, work-study positions show your commitment, desire to learn, your ability to handle multiple responsibilities simultaneously, and help you build your personal brand. I highly recommend on-campus employment to every Mount Mercy student.


-Maximilian Rieger '20

Federal Funded Work-Study 

The Federal Work Study program is based on financial need, which is determined by filing the FAFSA. Student eligibility depends on the need for employment to defray educational expenses, with preference given to those with the highest financial need.

Many students are offered employment as part of their financial aid award. Awards generally range between $1,000-$2,000 per year with students working 6-10 hours per week. The student is expected to work during the hours agreed upon with the supervisor.

Every effort will be made to place the student in a job related to his/her field of interest and/or past experience. However, there is no guarantee of employment or the amount the student will earn. The funds are only disbursed when the student works the required hours.

Campus Employment 

Even if not eligible under the Federal work-study program, students still have the opportunity for employment. The procedural guidelines for campus employment are the same as for the Federal Work Study program. The student can work up to 20 hours/per week as part of the program. Please contact our office to learn more about current openings and employment opportunities.

Work Study Eligibility Questions:

Financial Aid

Phone: 319-368-6467
Email: finaid@mtmercy.edu

Work Study Coordinator
Email: mzieser@mtmercy.edu

Student Payroll
Email: lolson@mtmercy.edu

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