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 (Bursary) is offered by individual offices and departments to full time students. Students can check for the availability of Bursary positions on Charger Career Link. Bursary 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.