How many hours do work-study students work a week?
On average students work 8 -10 hours a week.
Students are only allowed to work a maximum of 20 hours per week or 40 hours every two weeks while school is in session.
Students are paid at least minimum wage and may work a maximum of 8 hours per day, and 20 hours per week when school is in session. Most students work an average of 8-12 hours per week.
The starting hourly wage is $8.00 and is assigned at the discretion of the supervisor, based on the position and skill set involved. All positions have a possibility of wage increases, depending on the student’s performance, and supervisor discretion.
Students are paid for the number of hours they work during every two week pay period, upon completion and timely submission of their timesheet.*
For specific pay periods and pay dates please refer to the 2013-2014 Work-Study Schedule.
* Students are required to complete and submit a timesheet to their supervisor upon the completion of each pay period. In turn, the Supervisor must submit completed timesheets to the Student Financial Services Office based on the dates found in the 2013-2014 Work-Study Schedule. Any late timesheets will be paid under the following pay period.
Break Rest and Meal Periods:
Break, rest, and meal periods are provided to increase productivity and reduce fatigue and the risk of injury. During your break and meal period you will be relieved of your work duties and are free to leave your assigned work area.
Breaks such as a “Rest Periods” or “Coffee Breaks” are given at the discretion of the supervisor. Such breaks are usually between 5-20 minutes in length are paid as work time, and do not need to be recorded on your timesheet.
If your shift is a consecutive 6 hours or more you must take a 30 minute unpaid meal period during that shift.
What your Supervisor expects of you:
Your supervisor is a potential reference when you are seeking employment after graduation. Following the above expectations will help your supervisor be able to give you a good recommendation.
If you are not performing satisfactorily, you may be placed on probation, suspension, or be terminated.
Switching your work study position is only allowed if your position on campus conflicts with your class schedule. If this is the case please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have earned your work-study award amount and would like to continue working in your current position:
Speak with your supervisor as your department may be able to hire you as a student assistant. As a Student assistant you would be paid from the department’s budget. This process would go through your Work Study supervisor.