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Student Employment

Student Employment can be a great resource for you to build your resume and curate relationships and connections around campus. Please review the information below and the Student Employment Handbook for more details.

Student Employment Application

Traditional students who fill out a FAFSA and meet the March 1 priority deadline and complete their financial aid files each year by May 1 are considered for workstudy. Workstudy funding is limited and awards are not guaranteed.
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What is Student Employment?

Student Employment is a term that encompasses student work on-campus. There are 2 kinds of Student Employment: Workstudy, which is an award provided to eligible students by submitting a FAFSA, and Department-Funded employment in which various departments on campus have the ability to hire students through their own funds. These opportunities offer valuable work experience to complement students’ career goals after graduation. Student Employment should be treated as any other job that a student would have outside of school. Students will want to use this opportunity to enhance current skill sets, as well as learn professionalism and workplace etiquette. Workstudy and Department-funded paychecks are not credited toward any outstanding balance on a student’s account. Students receive a paycheck every two weeks based on the actual number of hours worked during the pay period.

Can I Qualify for Student Employment?

Students must submit a FAFSA each year by March 1 and complete their financial aid files overall by May 1 to be considered for a workstudy award. Funding is limited and traditional, undergraduate students receive first priority for the funding. After March 1, we will review funding levels and award other groups of students, when possible. If awarded, the award will be included on your financial aid award letter available in Ranger Portal.
Any student may be hired into a Department-Funded student employment position, even if they don’t or cannot submit a FAFSA. Department-Funded positions are at the discretion of each department and their budgetary restrictions.
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Other Questions

If you are granted a work-study award, you should: 

  1. Review open work-study and department funded positions on Workday.
  2. Contact the supervisor(s) listed in the position description expressing your interest/request an interview. You may reach out to multiple supervisors/express interest in multiple positions. 
  3. Discuss your potential job duties/responsibilities as well as your desired number of hours per week you wish to work in conjunction with your class schedule. Available positions for the Fall and Spring semesters are posted by August 1. Limited Summer positions are posted by March 1. 

All student employees must complete their I-9 and select payment elections as part of the "onboarding" process in the HR system known as Workday. You can log into Workday for more information.

Once hired by a supervisor on campus, you will be notified of the onboarding process in Workday. You'll need to complete the necessary steps and bring in your I-9 documentation in person to Human Resources – Student Employment located in West Hall (East side of the building – facing the Student Center).

If you are planning to seek a job on campus, you can bring in your I-9 documentation prior to being hired for a position – this will expedite the hiring process for you if/when you do find a position.

Some departments offer department-funded positions. Rather than utilizing workstudy funding, departments may choose to hire students using their own budget. Department funded positions can also be found in Workday.

Are there off campus positions available?

Location, Contact Info and Hours

Human Resources - Student Employment

West Hall

Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Appointments are encouraged


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