Rewarding work with an educational value
Working on or off campus can not only help you pay for your education but offers countless other benefits—from developing new skills and gaining valuable work experience to networking opportunities and personal and professional growth. Student employment offers flexible scheduling to fit into your classes and a maximum of 25 hours per week to help you balance work and classwork. We employ nearly 2,000 students in approximately 2,500 positions on campus during the academic year.
Student employment opportunities are available regardless of your financial aid status. You need to be enrolled in at least six credits during the fall and spring semesters to be eligible for student employment. Summer employment may be available in departments in need of continued assistance.
Federal Work Study
Federal Work Study is a federally funded, need-based program, which gives you the opportunity to work on or off-campus part-time. You can earn money to supplement your education while gaining meaningful work experience. You will need to obtain a job that is work-study eligible via Handshake. Keep in mind that the funds will never disburse towards your bill, you will earn the funds by working and receiving a paycheck.
State-supported graduate assistantships are available to students enrolled in a graduate program offered on campus. Graduate assistantships provide financial assistance and professional growth to students while providing professional assistance to the university. A full graduate assistantship requires you to work 20 hours per week while enrolled in a minimum of five credits. A full graduate assistantship pays up to $7,930 per academic year. Selection is based upon overall undergraduate scholastic achievement and potential for future professional growth.
International Student Employment
According to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, as an international student you may work at any qualifying on-campus job that does not displace a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident. International students may work up to 20 hours per week during the academic year and may work up to 40 hours per week between semesters and over the summer.