Student Employment Opportunities
There are a number of ways for students to gain valuable work experience, while earning a few extra dollars to pay the bills and enjoy campus life. Opportunities for students to work include:
Federal Work-Study is awarded to students who demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA. Eligible students are able to select from a wide range of positions including jobs in Residential Life, Athletics, and various administrative offices. Students also have the option to work off campus in a community service capacity. Generally, students work between six to ten hours a week but can work a maximum of twenty hours per week. Federal Work-Study students earn $8.25 per hour and are paid on a weekly basis. Most students use these earnings to pay for books and other personal expenses.
Institutional Student Employment (Non-Federal Work Study) is offered by individual offices and departments to full time students. Students can check for the availability of Non-Federal Work Study positions on Charger Career Link. Non-Federal Work Study students are paid on a weekly basis and may work up to twenty hours per week. Students with multiple jobs are still held to the twenty hour a week maximum.
Graduate Work Program positions are offered to graduate students only. Prospective students can apply online through the Graduate Financial Aid page. Typically there is a half tuition waiver up to 12 credits a trimester and a stipend amount of 200 hours per trimester at $8.25 hour. International graduate students are only eligible for Teaching and Research assistantships. More information is available on the Graduate Work Program page.