Overview of Eligibility for Student Employment
To be eligible for student employment, a student must be registered for
a minimum number of credits each semester, as follows:
6 credits per semester (at least half-time)
3 credits in graduate school (or thesis only)
6 credits as a non-degree-seeking student (eligible for miscellaneous
employment but not eligible for work-study)
6 credits total during the May and/or summer terms
Students must be enrolled to receive work-study
funds. Students enrolled for a minimum of 6 credits during spring semester,
and who will return fall semester, may be employed under miscellaneous
employment during the summer term without summer enrollment.
Students who graduate, leave school, or who fail
to meet registration requirements shall lose eligibility for student employment.
Student employees who lose student employment eligibility must be terminated
from student employment immediately.
Types of Student Employment at the University
of Minnesota Duluth
To qualify, the student must complete the Free
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). All students are encouraged
to file for financial aid by completing the FAFSA. The work-study
dollars are funded from a combination of federal and/or state (75%)
and institutional (25%) funds. Departmental budgets are charged for
the institutional share.
Financial aid applicants who have work-study
awards are the only students who may be hired on work-study payroll.
Their earnings must be limited to the amount of the work-study award
stated on the Referral (work permit). Departments allowing a student
to earn over the awarded amount will be billed for the amount over
Both undergraduate and graduate students are
eligible to apply for employment under the college work-study program.
Students with work-study may, under a rare
circumstance have more than one work-study position. Please check
with the student employment director before placing students in more
than one work-study position. Each academic year, students are notified
of their work-study awards on the Financial Aid Award Notice.
Beginning with the 1999-2000 school year, all
students awarded college work-study will receive a letter explaining
their award, the work permit, and the Student Work Agreement form.
Students will be instructed to complete the Student Work Agreement
form and return it to UMD with the pink copy of the work permit. Students
will retain a copy of the work permit to be presented to the hiring
A student's financial need is not a factor
under miscellaneous employment. Students are hired by individual departments
and departments are responsible for total dollars earned by students.
Students may have more than one miscellaneous
employment position. Students may hold both miscellaneous and college
work-study positions simultaneously, although this is not recommended
by the Office of Student Employment because we are unable to monitor
the hours worked. Departments wishing to share a student on work-study
and miscellaneous employment must work together to assure those students
do not exceed 40 hours a week.