Student Employment

If you are thinking about working part-time while attending AU, you may want to consider on-campus employment. In a typical year, more than 300 students are employed in various capacities by more than 20 academic, administrative, and support service departments.

Working on campus will not only provide income; it will foster responsibility, encourage you to budget your time wisely, and offer opportunities for learning and skill development. Students who choose to work on campus appreciate the convenience of job locations and the opportunity to become better acquainted with faculty and staff. University employers are also understanding and flexible about academic demands. AU is committed to offering meaningful work opportunities for our students, enabling you to make the transition from on-campus student work to your future internships and/or life after college.

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How to Find an On-Campus Job

Federal Work Study

Federal Work-Study is a federal financial aid program based on need computed from information you provide on the FAFSA. If you submitted the FAFSA and are not sure whether you are eligible for work-study, inquire at the Office of Financial Aid. If you are a financial aid recipient, your financial aid award may include work-study eligibility. Many departments prefer to hire work-study students since a portion of the employee's wage is drawn from federal funds.

Regular Wage Employment

Regular wage employment is for students who want to work on campus but who are not eligible for federal work-study. More than half of the students working for the university do not qualify for work-study.

Students are paid bi-weekly at minimum wage, for a maximum of 20 hours per week.


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