On average, students work between 8 and 13 hours per week, depending upon the total award offered. Students cannot work more than 20 hours per week while school is in session. You and your supervisor should determine the number of hours that can be worked per week by dividing the total award amount by the number of weeks in the academic year (38 weeks with breaks included). This amount should then be divided by the pay rate.
Example: Award Amount $3,400 / 38 weeks = 89.47, then 89.47/ Pay rate $9.50/hr= 9.4 hours per week. Students are not required to earn their full award and some supervisors may only need students to work a few hours per week. Students should communicate their desired schedule with their supervisor.