Student Employment

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When should I complete my Authorization Application?
You should fill out the student portion right away, and wait to get hired before having your Supervisors fill out the Supervisor section.

Q: Can I have more than one on-campus job?
You may not have more than one on-campus job at CLU. This includes hourly paid positions, Department Assistants, and/or Resident Assistant positions.

Q: What is the difference between Federal Work-Study (FWS) and Campus Work-Study (CWS)?
The difference between FWS and CWS are as follows:

Federal Work-Study (FWS) – Government Funded
The FWS program is considered need-based employment. After you've been hired, the Student Employment Office will determine if you qualify to FWS funding. In order to be considered, you must:

  • Be enrolled part-time (in at least 6 units per semester) in the undergraduate program at CLU
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Be achieving Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
  • File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and be determined to have Financial Need
  • Not be in default on a student loan
  • Submit all documents required by the Office of Financial Aid pertaining to Verification

If awarded FWS, you may earn wages up to the amount listed on your financial aid award. You will not be able to use your Work-Study award to pay your university bill. The bill is due before the semester begins and your Work-Study funds are earned over the course of the semester.

Campus Work-Study (CWS) – University Funded
The CWS program is not considered need-based employment. In order to be considered, you must:

  • Not qualify for FWS funding
  • Be enrolled part-time (in at least 6 units per semester) in the undergraduate program at CLU
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Be achieving Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Q: How many hours per week can I work?
During the Fall and Spring Semesters, most students works approximately 10 hours, however you are allowed to work a maximum of 15 hours per week. During the Fall, Spring and Summer breaks, you are allowed to work a maximum of 40 hours per week.

Q: What kind of work schedule can I expect?
Your work schedule will be coordinated with your supervisor each semester. It will vary based on your academic schedule. You may not miss classes in order to work.

Q: How much do I get paid for an on-campus job?
Student wage rates at CLU are set between $8.00 - 9.25 per hour depending on the position.

Q: How and when will I get paid?
Your earnings will be paid to you in the form of bi-weekly paychecks. You must be authorized to begin working by the Student Employment Office before you can log your hours and receive a paycheck.

Q: What are my responsibilities as a student employee?
When you are hired for an on-campus position you become a member of a team that depends on you. While individual departments will have different expectations, you should expect to:

  • Be enrolled during the academic year. You must cease working after withdrawing or graduating from school or dropping below part-time status.
  • Set up a work schedule with your supervisor that compliments your class schedule and your supervisor's needs.
  • Earn no more than your FWS award amount each semester.
  • Report to work promptly, ready to begin work.
  • Notify your supervisor as soon as possible and no later than the beginning of the scheduled work shift, when you are unable to work.
  • Consider the employer's needs as well as your own when requesting time off.
  • Work with a cooperative and positive attitude.
  • Refrain from conducting personal business during work hours.
  • Perform your work in a satisfactory manner.
  • Dress appropriately for your work location.
  • Take your job seriously. The experience you gain in your position can be invaluable.
  • Develop and maintain good working habits.
  • Report your hours accurately each day that you work.
  • Discuss problems with your supervisor as they arise. Your employer will be understanding and be interested in working toward a solution. If the problem cannot be resolved, you may contact the Student Employment Office for assistance.
  • Students found to have engaged in gross misconduct (i.e. breach of confidentiality, theft, fraud, etc.) will be terminated and referred to the Dean of Students Office for disciplinary action.

 

 

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