To be eligible to work on campus, you must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 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.

For more information on the eligibility for student employment, please visit the Eligibility page.

Student Employment Procedure

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Questions Regarding Job Postings

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Once You Have Secured a Job

  • Bring your authorization form, completed by you and your supervisor, to the Student Employment Office (D202).
  • If you have work-study, you will have to complete the top portion of the 2022-2023 Work Study Authorization. Your award letter will include your work-study award amounts. Have your supervisor fill out the bottom portion of the form and bring it to the Student Employment Office.
  • If you have regular payroll, your supervisor will have an authorization form for you or you can pick one up at the Student Employment Office.
  • If you have never worked on campus before you will need to bring the following original items up to Deputy 202 during business hours to complete employment paperwork:
    • US Citizens:
      • Social Security Card or Birth Certificate and current photo ID (Driver’s License or BSU/NTC ID). Or current Passport or Passport Card.
        • Birth Certificate can be a certified copy.
    • International students:
      • I20, I94, current Passport and Social Security Card.
      • If you do not have a Social Security Card; please stop at the Student Employment office in Deputy 202.

If bringing a driver’s license or passport it must be current.

This documentation needs to be completed before you can begin working.

Once we have all the needed forms on file, an e-timesheet will be made available for you through eServices.

Getting Paid

  • E-timesheets are required to be submitted through eServices to your supervisor for approval, every two weeks based on this year’s payroll schedule found here. Directions for submitting your e-timesheet are located on the resource page.
  • Paychecks can be directly deposited into a bank account or mailed to your permanent address. You can initiate and maintain direct deposit banking information through your BSU e-Services account. If you do not set up direct deposit, a check will be mailed to your permanent address on file with the Records office.

Wage Scale

As you work more hours, your wage will increase based on the following scale:
Effective 8/18/2021

Hours Worked Wage Rate
000-750 $12.50
751-1000 $13.00
1001+ $13.50

Students are paid based on the same wage scale regardless of where they work on campus or whether they are working as regular payroll, work-study or over the summer.

Student Employee Hour & Day 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.

Max number of days per timesheet 10
Max hours worked in one day 8
Max hours worked in one week 20
Max hours reported per timesheet 40

Full time hours are ONLY permitted during summer or semester breaks. (8 hrs per day, 40 hrs per work week, 80 hrs per time sheet) NOTE: Overtime is not permitted.

If a student works an 8-hour day, they should be recording their 1/2-hour unpaid break.

Updating W-4

Students may update their withholding during the year. You will need to complete two W-4 forms, a Federal and State and the originals need to be dropped off at the student employment office in Deputy 202. These forms can be found on the Forms page.

Important Dates

BSU 2022-2023 Employment Runs: 8/22/22-5/4/23 (areas that require staffing can start students on 8/17/22)

NTC 2022-2023 Employment Runs: 8/22/22-5/9/23 (areas that require staffing can start students on 8/17/22)