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Time limits and requirements

Students may not work more than 20 hours a week. 

Students are entitled to a 15-minute break (on the clock) for every 4 consecutive hours they work. If they work for 8 consecutive hours, they must be given a 30-minute break. 

Work-study time requirements

A work-study student's green sheet will list a suggested number of hours, usually somewhere between 12 and 16. This is not a hard rule - you do not have to work them 16 hours, nor do you have to avoid working them 16 hours; it is simply a suggestion to prevent them from running out of aid and from spending so much time working that their studies suffer. 


Summer work

If a student is not enrolled for summer, they may still work in the summer if they have worked in the spring and are enrolled for fall classes. 

Students who are new to the University in fall cannot work in the previous summer unless they are classified as an intermittent worker. 


Night shift

"Night shift" or "night owl" hours are any hours worked between midnight and 7am. We offer an extra dollar per hour to student assistants working during this time. 

Work-study students and night shift hours

Work-study students can work night shift hours, but they cannot be paid more than work-study would pay during normal hours. For us, this means that the extra dollar is paid to work study students from wages. Work-study only pays 70% of the usual $7.25. 

Work-study students who work night shift hours will have an additional timesheet specifically for those hours. 


Students working across departments

Occasionally, there is a need to "borrow" a student from another department. If you need to do this, you must first discuss it with the student's regular supervisor. 


Policy proposal awaiting Dean/LDC approval.

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