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Business Services Hours
School Year - 8am-4:30pm
Summer - 7:30am-4pm

Business Window Hours
School Year - 9:30am-3:00pm
Summer - 9:30am-3:00pm


Student Employment at BSU

BSU strives to offer students a variety of employment opportunities that develop relevant skills, provide a reliable source of income, and has flexibility to accommodate the student's course and extra-curricular schedules.


To be eligible to work on campus, you must be enrolled in a minimum of six credits during the academic year.  If you drop below 6 credits, your employment will be terminated.  Non-matriculated students, such as PSEO students, are not eligible to work on campus.  To work over the semester break or the summer, you must verify that you are enrolled for the following semester.

Campus Wide Student Wage Scale

The campus wage rate starts at $8.00 per hour.  The pay scale is as follows:
001 - 250 hours worked  -   $8.00/hour
251 - 500 hours worked  -   $8.25/hour
501 - 750 hours worked  -   $8.50/hour
751 -1000 hours worked -   $8.75/hour
1000+       hours worked -    $9.00/hour

Starting July 1st, 2015 the pay scale will be as follows:

001- 350  hours worked -  $9.00
351- 700  hours worked -  $9.30
701-1000 hours worked -  $9.60
1001 +     hours worked -  $10.00

Starting July 1st, 2016 the pay scale will be as follows:

001- 350  hours worked -  $9.50
351- 700  hours worked -  $9.80
701-1000 hours worked -  $10.10
1001 +     hours worked -  $10.50

Directions for Locating Employment on Campus

Upon receiving a Work-Study Certificate, the primary responsibility for locating a work-study position on campus rests with the student. You are encouraged to check the student employment website for current position openings.  Students experiencing difficulty locating a position after arriving on campus should contact the Student Employment Office for assistance.

Regular Payroll Employment

Many departments employ students with their own funds on the regular payroll.  Wages and terms of employment are similar to those of Work-Study Program employees and vacancies are posted on the student employment website.  If you are hired on the regular payroll, you will be given a Regular Payroll Authorization Form for Institutional Departmental Funds by the supervisor.  This form outlines the procedure you are to follow to be considered for employment on the regular payroll.  Regular payroll students must be enrolled a minimum of half time (6 credits).

Work Study Allocation Limits

The Allocation assigned by the Financial Aid Office for Federal and State Work Study Program students must not exceed for any reason.  All work must end when a student's authorization earning amount is reached or enrollment is terminated.  Time sheets will no longer print once the maximum earning amount is reached.  Violations of laws and regulations will be reviewed by the Vice President of Finance and Administration.

Policy On Work Hour Limits

The employment hours of student employees must follow the Federal and State labor agreement rules and laws. Students may not volunteer "extra hours" while employed in a department or be asked to put in more time than what they can be legally paid.

Student Employee Hour & Day Limits

Absolute Limit on Any Time Card .........10 Days
Absolute Limit in Any One Day.................8
Absolute Limit in Any One Week.............20
Absolute Limit on Any One Time Sheet....40
Full time hours (8 hrs per day, 40 hrs per week, 80 hrs per time card) are ONLY permitted during summer or semester breaks.
NOTE:  Overtime or time-and-a-half pay is not permitted

Payroll Procedures and Where to Pick Up Employment Checks

Student Time Sheets are sent to the appropriate department supervisors. You will record your hours worked on the time sheet. Every two weeks the time sheet is completed and sent to the Campus Payroll Office, Deputy Hall, Room 202. You and your supervisor must sign the time sheet before it is submitted to that office.  If you choose not to have your payroll check directly deposited, it will be mailed to your permanent address.  Students can initiate and maintain direct deposit banking information through their BSU eServices account.


The department in which you are hired will provide direct supervision of your employment.  Please be sure that you review your job functions and responsibilities with the departmental supervisor at the time that you accept employment with a specific department.

Maximum Employment Earnings and Maintaining Eligibility for Federal and Minnesota State Work-Study  Employment

Your maximum employment earnings through student employment are indicated on both your Financial Aid Award Letter and Work-Study Certificate: (Normal work-study employment assignments are for approximately 10 hours per week).  Under no circumstances may you exceed those maximum dollar figures unless revised by the Financial Aid Office.  In addition, you may not work more than 20 hours in any one-week while school is in session and no more than 40 hours per week during a holiday or semester break.  Work-study employment is based on an hours work for an hours pay.  Furthermore, work-study students may not volunteer extra hours while employed in a department or be asked to put in more time than what they can be legally paid.

To be eligible for Federal work-study employment, you must be registered as a half-time (6 credits) student.  In addition, you must meet satisfactory academic progress standards as outlined in the Financial Aid brochure received with your Award Letter.  Students falling below a 1.9 G.P.A. should consider dropping their work-study employment. 

You may use the departmental list as your guide in seeking interviews for employment on campus./offices/business/forms/Regular%20Payroll%20Form.pdf