Student Employment

Students may work a maximum of 20 hours per week, not to exceed the total amount of work awarded. Any income earned in on-campus work is subject to income tax and must be reported on the following academic year's FAFSA.


Non-Need Based Work Opportunities

Students in any graduate program can apply for a variety of on-campus positions. The average pay is about $18 per hour for an average of 20 hours per week.

Career Development

LMU provides employment assistance to students interested in part-time or full-time employment on and off-campus. Contact at (310) 338-2871.

IAC Scholarships

The College of Science & Engineering offers an attractive assistantship to graduate students in the LMU Industrial Assessment Center (LMU-IAC). The role of the Center is to conduct assessments of energy conservation, waste conservation, and productivity in small and medium manufacturing plants in Southern California. LMU-IAC is a part of the national network of 26 universities sponsored by the US Department of Energy. The assessment costs are paid by the US DOE and the services are free to the manufacturers. Graduate and undergraduate students are paid for the IAC work and gain hands-on experience in industrial equipment, and the energy, waste and productivity issues, as well as management, communications, and team skills.


  • Required Regular student status in any of the LMU graduate engineering programs
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • B.A. degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Industrial Engineering or equivalent
  • A commitment to work up to 20 hours per week for 40 weeks per year
  • Physical ability to move around factories and a strong interest in the Center's goals 

Need-based Work Opportunities
Federal Work Study

Maximum earnings of $3,200 per academic year for work on campus. Recipients must be eligible under federal guidelines. Eligibility is determined by the Financial Aid Office upon request.