Human Resources

Student Employment - Work Study Information

Work-Study is a Federal financial assistance program for students. Work-Study awards are made to students as part of the student’s financial aid package through the Financial Aid Office. A student who has a Work-Study award may work in either a Work-Study position or in a regular-payroll job; however, only students who have received Work-Study awards may work in work-study jobs.

How and Where Do I Get A Work Study Job?

After learning from the Financial Aid Office that you have been awarded Work-Study, it will be your responsibility to apply for and obtain a Work-Study job. Student jobs are posted in the hallway across from the Leavitt Center in the Sharwan Smith Center. Both Regular part time and Work-Study jobs are posted as they are received by Human Resources. You can also receive openings via your email. Go to http://www.suu.edu/ad/hr/request-student.html to fill in your name and email address. Once a day an email will be sent out if any jobs are posted through Human Resources. There are approximately 150 Work-Study jobs; and 300 regular-payroll student jobs on campus; AND, there are at least 400-500 students eligible to apply for the Work-Study positions. Any Off-Campus part time positions obtained through Human Resources will also be posted. You can also see all the jobs listed online through the "Employment Opportunities" link on the first page of the SUU website (on the left-hand side of the page)

Look over the Work-Study job postings; read the announcements carefully and be certain you are qualified for the position and able to work the hours requested. Write down the contact information for the positions that interest you. You will then want to pick up and fill in an application form, (you will need to complete one for each position you apply for) and apply directly to the appropriate person or department. The applications are available in the Human Resource Office in the Administration Building, Room 106. Be certain to dress appropriately for the interview, and to check back often with the hiring department to show your interest in obtaining the position.

Stacia Thomas, Human Resource Specialist, will be happy to assist you in the process.

Is the Money Mine?

Receiving the Work Study award makes you eligible to APPLY for any of the Work-Study positions you are qualified for, and earn up to the dollar amount of your award. However, there is no guarantee that you will obtain one of these work-study positions. If you are not able to obtain a work-study position, the money is not yours. 

What if I Don't Get A Work Study Position?

If you are not able to obtain a Work-Study position, you can apply for the Regular Payroll on-campus positions or, if you wish, an Off Campus job. Regular payroll is available throughout the entire year.

STUDENTS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO WORK MORE THAN 20 HOURS PER WEEK ON CAMPUS DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR.
DURING A CAMPUS "BREAK" OR DURING THE SUMMER, STUDENTS CAN WORK UP TO 40 HOURS PER WEEK.