All students working on campus must meet the following eligibility requirements in order to be hired for on-campus jobs through the Student Employment Program.
Citizenship – Must be a U.S. citizen or a non-citizen who is eligible to work in the United States, such as an international student having an F-1 Visa (see section on international students).
Degree-Seeking Status – Must be a degree-seeking student and must be able to demonstrate that progress is being made toward the completion of a degree.
Enrollment by Job Type –Federal Work Study (FWS) recipients must be enrolled in at least six (6) undergraduate credit hours. Students in regular positions (REG), which are positions paid through departmental funds, must be enrolled in at least six (6) undergraduate or graduate credit hours unless they are in the final semester of their studies and need only three (3) credits to complete their degree, in which case they may be enrolled in three (3) credits.
Satisfactory Academic Progress – Students must be making Satisfactory Academic Progress which is measured by the Financial Aid Office and the Registrar’s Office. Satisfactory Academic Progress is defined as meeting the following qualifications. For further information please see the Financial Aid Office’s Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.
- Students must be making satisfactory and measurable progress towards an eligible degree.
- Students must maintain a minimum Shepherd University grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 and a 2.0 cumulative GPA. Master’s degree students must maintain a minimum Shepherd University GPA of 3.0 and a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
- Undergraduate students must pass at least 70% of the credit hours attempted. Graduate students must pass at least 75% of the credit hours attempted. This includes stretch-model, foundations, and pass/fail classes.
- All students seeking a Bachelors’ degree must complete the degree program within 150% of the normal timeframe for degree completion. All students seeking a Master’s degree must complete the program within 54 attempted credit hours.
Social Security Number – Valid Social Security number is required for tax purposes.
Eligibility for Summer Employment – Students are eligible to work during the summer if:
- They are taking classes (6+ credits) during the summer, or;
- They have taken the appropriate number of hours for the previous spring semester and have registered for the appropriate number of hours for the following fall semester.
For the full Student Employment Manual, click here.