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FAQ for Students

How do I know if I am eligible to work?

All students working on campus must meet the below eligibility requirements in order to be hired for on-campus jobs through the Student Employment Program:

For further information please see the Financial Aid Office’s Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.

How do I find what jobs are available?

That’s easy! Click here to see a current listing of all on-campus student jobs available.  Stuent Supervisors are responsible for reaching out to applicants to conduct interviews.

How soon/when can I start working?

Students must complete New Hire documents and be approved by the state before starting any position. Once selected for hire, a supervisor will complete a hirimg proposal which prompts the Student Employment Coordinator to email you to schedule an appointment to complete New Hire documents. You will be required to bring identification and banking information with you to the appointment. You can find more information regarding New Hire documents here or by clicking the left link titled “Student Employment Forms”.

What do I need to set up my direct deposit?

You must provide documentation with your banking account information. You may use a voided check, your bank’s direct deposit enrollment from (likely available on your banking app or website) or a letter from your bank that includes your name, bank name, routing number, and account number.

       1. What if I want to change banks?

       2. When will I be able to start working and when will I be paid?

What is Federal Work Study and how do I get it?

Federal Work Study (FWS) is a federally funded work program that is awarded based on qualifying factors from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If eligible, your financial aid pacakge will allow you to accept/decline your FWS award amount. If you do not see FWS awarded, please contact the Office of Financial Aid to have a counselor review your FAFSA information.

What do I put on the application as work experience if I have never worked before?

Even if you have never held a formal job, you still have life experience that’s applicable to the job search. Take a look at your volunteer work, civic groups, and youth organizations that you have been involved in whether at school, church, or community.  You can also include school achievements, special skills, and assets.

Who do I include as a reference on my job application?

The best references are individuals who can judge your abilities and articulate them to prospective employers. This may include recent supervisors, former co-workers, professors/coaches, or professional friends.  It is not recommended to list a family member as a reference.

Can I have more than one job on campus?

Students are permitted to have more than one job however; they may not work over 25 hours per week between all their jobs. By federal law, international student employees may only work a maximum of 20 hours per week.  It is the student’s responsibility to communicate to their supervisors how many jobs and hours they are working on campus.