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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 during summer term
  • Students must be enrolled at UMD 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.

Determine Work Study eligibility

Telephone: 218-726-8000
Fax: 218-726-8219

Search job opportunities

Telephone: 218-726-7161
Fax: 218-726-7505

Types of Student Employment


Is a need based, federal or state funded financial aid award. Students benefit from this award because some employers can only accept Work-study awarded job applicants. Departments hiring college work-study eligible students are responsible for 25% of total dollars earned by students. While 75% of total dollars earn comes from federal or state funds.

Miscellaneous employment

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.

How many jobs can a student have?

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.

Have additional questions? Take a look at our FAQ for students here.

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