Santa Clara University

Student Employment

Student Employment is awarded on the basis of financial need and is earned money that does not have to be repaid.

Working on campus is more than just a way to pay for college. You will also learn valuable skills, make important campus connections and build your resume. Most students who qualify for need-based financial aid earn money working through the Federal Work Study program. Federal Work Study funds are awarded to pay a percentage of on-campus part-time employment wages for students who have demonstrated financial need.

There are other campus jobs for students who do not qualify for Federal Work Study. For information on these opportunities, contact the Career Center.

Applying for Federal Work Study

When you apply for financial aid, you will be considered for funds awarded through the Federal Work Study program. Your financial aid award notification the amount you can earn through Federal Work Study. Visit the Career Center in Benson Memorial Student Center or go online with BroncoLink.

Your Federal Work Study job should never interfere with your main job: being a student.

To ensure that school comes first, your Federal Work Study position is subject to the following regulations:

  • you may work a maximum of 8 hours per day and 20 hours per week
  • you can not work more than one job at a given time
  • employment opportunities are available, but not guaranteed
  • keep track of the number of hours you work
  • if you work for more than one department, you must coordinate your hours to ensure you do not go over the limit

Pay Schedule

Every other week, you will submit a time sheet recording the hours you have worked during the last two weeks. You will receive a bi-weekly paycheck for the hours you worked.

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