Eligibility & Rates

Employment Eligibility

  • Eligibility to apply for on-campus and community service employment is based on a student’s enrollment status and eligibility to legally work in the United States.
  • If a department has an appropriate remote work opportunity, students who are located domestically may work remotely. Due to international employment laws, students may not work remotely outside the United States.
  • Non-U.S. citizens require additional documentation as evidence of work eligibility in the United States. Please contact the Office of Human Resources or International Student and Scholar Affairs (ISSA) for detailed information regarding work authorization requirements.
  • Students who terminate their enrollment at the University of Notre Dame for reasons other than graduation may not continue working as student employees effective as of the date of separation from the University. Students may not work as both a student and staff member at the same time.

Financial Aid Notification

Funding from Campus Employment and Federal Work-Study opportunities must be earned by the student. The amount of employment eligibility indicated in a student's Financial Aid Notification is an estimate of potential earnings and not a guarantee of employment or earnings.

  • Campus Employment is a non-need-based form of student employment. Students with Campus Employment are eligible to work on campus.
  • Federal Work-Study is a need-based form of student employment subsidized by the federal government. Students with Federal Work-Study are eligible to work on campus (e.g., dining hall and research positions) and at participating community service agencies. 

Student employment eligibility offered to undergraduates on the Financial Aid Notification averages 11 to 12 hours per week based on a possible 30 weeks of work for the academic year (excluding breaks and finals weeks).

  • The University allows students to work a maximum of 20 hours per week and earning potential will vary with hours worked and pay rate.
  • In general, students may work up to 40 hours per week (total of all positions) during scheduled University breaks.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to verify their work authorization/program work requirements as appropriate.

For more student employment related information, please see our FAQs.

2022-2023 Hourly Student Pay Rate

The hourly rate at which a student is paid is determined by the employing department.

As of May 1, 2022, the University starting rate for hourly student positions is $11 per hour.