The University of Minnesota offers several work-related opportunities, including college work-study, graduate assistantships, and research grants.
Some work-study jobs, which can accommodate class schedules, are available for medical students. Students search for, apply, and secure work-study employment on their own. The Medical School Financial Aid Office does not match students to positions.
The College Work-Study program helps students earn money toward their education while attending school.
How it works:
- The employer pays part of a student's wages and the government pays the rest
- Students who are offered work-study may use the money in conjunction with a Graduate Assistantship
- Students must complete a separate College Work-Study application by March 1 to be considered. You will be notified via email in summer if work-study funds are available for your use. You must seek out and apply for a work-study position on your own.
Work-study forms will be available here when they are being accepted for the coming school year.
Medical students are eligible to hold Graduate Assistantships as Research Assistants or Teaching Assistants. Students with a minimum of a 25 percent appointment, which equates to 10 hours per week, are eligible for remission of a portion of tuition. Learn more about how these assistantships work.
Note: A Graduate Assistantship position could affect your loan eligibility. If you have a Graduate Assistantship, be sure to inform your financial aid counselor. Otherwise, you may be billed due to an over-award of financial aid.
The University of Minnesota Foundation awards Medical Student Research Grants* to encourage an intensive research experience.
- $3,000 grants open to all medical students in good standing who wish to engage in an independent research project for 8 - 12 weeks
- Conducted during free or elective periods or during the summer
- Bi-annual deadlines are September 15th and February 15th
*Note: These grants are not managed by our financial aid team. Visit the Grants webpage to learn about the application process and whom to contact.
More work-related opportunities
Where to find part-time jobs on this campus:
- Bulletin boards in the CHIP Student Center
- Departments and personnel services at the Medical School and main University campus (e.g., the Student Employment Center - (612) 626-8608)