Eligibility & Rates

Employment Eligibility

  • Eligibility to apply for on-campus 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 and at participating community service agencies. 

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.

2021-2022 Hourly Student Pay Rates

The hourly student pay rates below are guidelines. The rate in which a student is paid is determined by the employing department.

Pay rates are effective for positions beginning May 1, 2021:

  • Basic: $8.53
  • Intermediate: $8.97
  • Skilled: $9.40

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 2021/2022 academic year (excluding breaks and finals weeks).

Hours Per Week Basic ($8.53) Intermediate ($8.97) Skilled ($9.40)
2 $510 $535 $560
3 $765 $805 $845
4 $1,020 $1,075 $1,125
5 $1,275 $1,345 $1,410
6 $1,535 $1,610 $1,690
7 $1,790 $1,880 $1,970
8 $2,045 $2,150 $2,255
9 $2,300 $2,420 $2,535
10 $2,555 $2,690 $2,820
11 $2,810 $2,960 $3,100
12 $3,070 $3,225 $3,380
13 $3,325 $3,495 $3,665
14 $3,580 $3,765 $3,945
15 $3,835 $4,035 $4,230
16 $4,090 $4,305 $4,510
17 $4,350 $4,570 $4,790
18 $4,605 $4,840 $5,075
19 $4,860 $5,110 $5,355
20 $5,115 $5,380 $5,640