Financial Aid: Student Employment Frequently Asked Questions
Please use this section to find the answers to frequently asked questions regarding Student Employment. If you have further questions please contact the Office of Financial Aid.
As laid out by the Student Employment Referral Form and Student Employment Student Handbook, students are required to abide by all the regulations of the Student Employment Program.
- Students may work up to 20 hours a week (Monday through Sunday) between all jobs while classes are in session.
- Students may work up to 40 hours a week (Monday through Sunday) between all jobs when classes are not in session. Any student working over 40 hours a week will immediately lose their student employment privileges.
- Students may work up to 8 hours a day between all jobs.
- Students must take a 30 minute unpaid lunch break when working 6 consecutive hours or more.
- Students are responsible for using web time entry and submitting their timesheets in a timely fashion.
- Students must be registered at least half-time (6 credits undergraduate; 5 credits graduate) in order to be eligible to work on campus.
- Students may have up to 3 open student employment positions at any one time.
- Students may earn up to $8,000 during a student employment fiscal year which runs from July 1st to June 30th.
Yes. To be eligible to work on campus during the summer as a student employee, students must be registered at least half-time during summer session or pre-registered at least half-time for the following fall semester. If not enrolled during the summer, however, additional payroll taxes must be deducted from each paycheck during the summer. While attending classes, students cannot work on campus more than 20 hours per week. Students can work full-time (35-40 hours per week) when not attending classes. Students graduating in May can continue to work until May 31. Summer job openings will be posted online beginning April 1. All previous student employees are terminated from the payroll system effective May 31. Any student working on or after June 1 will need to complete a new Referral Form, unless they are re-hired by their current supervisor prior to the May 31 deadline.
Pay checks are issued on the 10th and 25th of each month. Students are encouraged to sign up for Direct Deposit Authorization Form through the Payroll Office.
- An ORIGINAL passport or
- An ORIGINAL OR CERTIFIED COPY of a birth certificate and photo ID or
- An ORIGINAL social security card and photo ID
For a complete list of acceptable documents please see the 2013 I-9 Employment Form. The Financial Aid staff person accepting your forms must view the ORIGINAL, UNEXPIRED documents to validate your information. Copies cannot be accepted.
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