Student Employment

Types of Student Employment

Regular Student Employment

Many student employment opportunities are available with university departments. Student employment is a good way to earn money while building a resume for the future. Student employees find that part-time employment can be a nice "mix" with an academic career. Research shows an effective mix between work and school is no more than 12-15 hours for upper-class students and no more than 8-10 hours for new students. Summer employment consists of Regular Student Employment only. There is no Federal Work-Study for the summer session.

Federal Work-Study

Federal Work-Study is a federally funded student employment program and eligibility is determined through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Otherwise, Federal Work-Study positions have the same qualifications and pay rate as regular student employment. Federal Work-Study funds are limited and funds are awarded to students who file early. To be eligible to apply for these jobs, students must be awarded Federal Work-Study on their financial aid award letter.