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Student Eligibility

The Learning-Aligned Employment Program (LAEP) offers eligible CSUSM students the opportunity to earn money to help defray their educational costs while gaining education-aligned, career-related employment. 

Student Eligibility
Student eligibility will be determined by the CSUSM Financial Aid department. You will be notified by email about open job positions. 

General information about student eligibility.  A student MUST:

  • Be pursuing their first undergraduate bachelor's degree  
  • Be enrolled at least half-time during the semester 
  • Be eligible to work in the United States and be a California Resident 
  • Not work more than 20 hours a week during the academic year
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), as defined by CSUSM  
  • Demonstrate financial need, as determined by the Financial Aid office 

Please note: The total LAEP compensation received shall not exceed $6.000 per academic year (August - May)