Student Employment

Eligibility for Student Hourly Employment:

In order to be eligible for student employment at Ohio University, the following requirements must be met:

  • Comply with the Immigration Control and Reform Act of 1986 by completing a valid I-9 form within 72 hours of the start date of employment.
  • Be enrolled for classes at Ohio University, Hocking College, another post-secondary education institution, or a secondary school during the current semester, immediate previous semester, or immediate upcoming semester.
  • Non-Ohio University students must provide verification of student status to the hiring department.
     

Additional eligibility restrictions apply for Federal Work Study and PACE positions. Refer to section on “Types of Student Employment” for additional information.
 

Graduating students are eligible to continue working with the following limitations: 

Graduating Semester
Continuation of work limited to:
Fall Semester
     End of Winter Break
Spring Semester
     End of 1st Summer Session
1st Summer Session
     End of 2nd Summer Session
2nd Summer Session or Full Summer Session
     September 30



Student Work Hour Limit: 

Beginning January 1, 2017, student employees (without graduate appointments, or F or J visas) are permitted to work as follows:

  • Fall and spring semester:  25 hours per week
  • Summer semester and all academic breaks:  28 hours per week

Exception: students enrolled in classes during breaks must maintain 25 hours per week.
 

Students with graduate appointments, or with F and J visas, are permitted to work as follows:

  • Fall and spring semester:  20 hours per week
  • Summer semester and all academic breaks:  28 hours per week

Exception: students enrolled in classes during breaks must maintain 20 hours per week.

Types of Student Employment:

Student Hourly Employment

Students who are not eligible for Federal Work Study or PACE, and are still interested in working on campus, should explore the opportunities of Student Hourly Employment (SHE). SHE jobs are university positions available to all students who are currently enrolled as a student.  There is no financial need or grade point average requirement. SHE employers will arrange work hours based on need and the students' academic schedules.  

Student job postings can be found online at: https://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com.

  • Select “Search jobs” option from the menu bar on the left of the screen.
  • For “Position Type,” select "Student"


Federal Work Study

Federally Work Study is a funded aid program that provides positions to qualifying Ohio University students.  Eligibility for this program is based on the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  For additional information and eligibility requirements, please visit the Student Financial Aid and Scholarships website at:  https://www.ohio.edu/financial-aid/types/overview.

PACE (Program to Aid Career Exploration)

The Program to Aid Career Exploration (PACE) is an on-campus, internship-like work program is unique to Ohio University.  Eligibility for this program is determined by completing the online PACE application.  There are credit hour, GPA, and financial need requirements.  For additional information and eligibility requirements, please visit the Student Financial Aid and Scholarships website at:  https://www.ohio.edu/financial-aid/types/overview.

Looking for additional employment opportunities?  
Contact Career and Leadership Development Center: http://www.ohio.edu/careers/about.cfm

Student Professional Etiquette Tips

Etiquette is often overlooked, but is extremely important in being successful in our modern day workforce. For guidance on professional etiquette in the workplace, click HERE

Ohio University Hiring Managers:

Hiring departments are highly encouraged to post student hourly vacancies through the Ohio University job site:  https://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/hr.

For guidance on managing student workers and using best practice, click HERE

To request a new account and for assistance with this process, please contact the University Employee Service Center at 740.593.1636 or uhr@ohio.edu.

Hiring Process and Payroll:

Please verify enrollment status of non-Ohio University students each semester.

Please visit: https://www.ohio.edu/hr/payroll/hiring_students.cfm

Eligibility for Retirement Exemption:

Ohio University contributes to the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) or the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS).  Student employees may be eligible for exemption from paying in the retirement systems if the following requirements are met at the time paychecks are processed:

  1. Be enrolled as an Ohio University student for course credit.
  2. Be enrolled for the minimum required number of credit hours: 
  • Graduate employees must have a minimum of 5 credit hours.
  • Undergraduate employees must have a minimum of 6 credit hours.
  1. Have a valid exemption form on file.


Student employees from non-Ohio University post-secondary institutions and high school students are NOT eligible for exemption.

 




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