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.
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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.
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.