What is the Learning Align Employment Program (LAEP)?

The Learning Aligned Employment Program (LAEP) is a state-funded grant program that provides employment for eligible students to help with the cost of education while gaining education-aligned, career-related employment. Student eligibility is determined by the Financial Aid Office.

Note: Eligible undergraduate students must be enrolled at least half-time. There is no summer LAEP funding available.

Department Eligibility

Financial Aid & Scholarship office will identify the eligible departments that can participate on the program. And will contact the department directly.

General department qualifications:

  • Departments that offer research-based jobs, and direct opportunities to participate in research that a mentor undertakes are eligible to participate in the program.
  • Departments that can align the student employees with the areas of study offered by the institution and aligned with an eligible student’s area of study.
  • Able to provide participating students with full-time employment opportunities, or opportunities to connect with other employers capable of providing participating students with full-time employment opportunities, within their areas of study after graduation.

New LAEP Hires

LAEPS job requisition just like other student employment opportunities will be initiated through CHRS Recruiting. A CHRS recruiting guide on LAEP job requisition is available on the HR website.

*All new hires must be processed through CHRS.

After the department selects the finalist and the finalist is routed to Financial Aid. Financial Aid will contact the student to initiate the LAEP Authorization form. This form must be fully completed by the department and submitted to Financial Aid.

Returning LAEP Employees

After Financial Aid sends the LAEP department allocations notification, the departments can email the returning student’s ID# & full name to Financial Aid for verification of eligibility.

Financial Aid will email the LAEP Authorization form to the department if the student is eligible.

LAEP Flow Chart

Updated: November 09, 2022