To be eligible to work on campus, you must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits/semester during the academic year. If you drop below 6 credits, your employment will be terminated. To work over the semester break or during the summer, you must be enrolled for the following semester.
Students can work a maximum of 8 hours a day, 20 hours a week, and 40 hours a pay period (every two weeks) during the school term. During the summer, students can work a maximum of 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week and 80 hours a pay period.
Regular Payroll Employment
Many departments employ students with ‘regular payroll’ funds. The wages and terms of employment are similar to work study employment, however, students do not need to apply for financial aid in order to be eligible for a regular payroll position.
Work Study Employment
Students who are awarded work study are eligible to seek employment in a work study position. Funds for work study employment are provided as a part of your financial aid offer by the state or federal government and come with requirements, as for all financial aid, that you continue to progress in your studies; see the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy for more details.
If you are awarded work study, you will need to accept your award in e-Services. Print the 2020-2021 Work Study Authorization and take the form with you when applying for a work study position. Your work study earnings will be processed bi-weekly on the student payroll system. You can sign up for direct deposit in e-Services. Earnings will not be credited to your student bill unlike other aid programs.
A number of departments hire students to work full-time over the summer. These positions can be rewarding and help build experience in addition to providing money for your educational expenses. Students may work up to 66 days during their summer employment period.
Students must have at least 6 credits or more to not have FICA deducted. FICA will be deducted if a student routinely works more than 30 hours/week.