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Student Employment

How Many Hours Can I Work?

Browse through our easy step-by-step tutorial that will help you determine how many hours per week you can work as a student.

On Campus Jobs

Full-time students (those enrolled for at least 12 credits,10 if a graduate student enrolled in a graduate degree program) can work up to 19 hours per week while classes are in session (if a PERS waiver form is submitted - see "Hiring Documents Packet" menu item at left for more information). This maximum includes all on-campus jobs combined. It also includes any off-campus Work-Study jobs. Off-campus private employment does not count in the maximum, you can work this type of employment as much as you wish. Full-time students can work up to 40 hours per week during official school breaks providing they are pre-registered for at least half-time credits during the term immediately following the break.

Students enrolled for 6-11 (5-9 for grads in a graduate degree program) credits can work up to 69 hours per MONTH (about 15 hours per week) on-campus. This maximum includes all on-campus jobs combined. This limit also applies during official school breaks.

Off Campus Jobs

Students may work off-campus as many hours as they wish (except in Work-Study jobs). Students who work the maximum number of hours on-campus may also work off-campus if they need additional employment.

Full-time students working off-campus through the Work-Study Program are limited to no more than 19 hours per week (including any on-campus jobs they might have).

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