Eligibility & Rates

Work Eligibility

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 and at participating community service agencies. Please note, due to health and safety concerns, the University is limiting off-campus volunteer and work opportunities for students this fall.

The University allows students to work a maximum of 20 hours per week and earning potential will vary with hours worked and pay rate. 

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

International Students

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.

2020-2021 Hourly Student Pay Rates

The hourly student pay rates below are guidelines. The employing department determines the tier in which a student is paid.

Pay rates are effective for positions beginning May 1, 2020:

  • Basic: $8.32
  • Intermediate: $8.75
  • Skilled: $9.17

Student Earnings Ceiling

The chart below reflects the estimated number of hours a student may work per week to fully utilize his or her employment eligibility during the academic year. These figures are based on a possible 30 weeks of work for the 2020/2021 academic year (excluding breaks and finals weeks).

Hours Per Week Basic ($8.32) Intermediate ($8.75) Skilled ($9.17)
2 $495 $525 $550
3 $745 $785 $825
4 $995 $1,050 $1,100
5 $1,245 $1,310 $1,375
6 $1,495 $1,575 $1,650
7 $1,745 $1,835 $1,925
8 $1,995 $2,100 $2,200
9 $2,245 $2,360 $2,475
10 $2,495 $2,625 $2,750
11 $2,745 $2,885 $3,025
12 $2,995 $3,150 $3,300
13 $3,240 $3,410 $3,575
14 $3,490 $3,675 $3,850
15 $3,740 $3,935 $4,125
16 $3,990 $4,200 $4,400
17 $4,240 $4,460 $4,675
18 $4,490 $4,725 $4,950
19 $4,740 $4,985 $5,225
20 $4,990 $5,250 $5,500