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Student Employment

Student Employment Eligibility 

Enrollment Requirements

During the academic year, a student must be enrolled at least half-time (6 credit hours for undergraduate students; 4.5 credit hours for graduate students) to be eligible to work. If a student's enrollment drops below half-time status, the student's employment will be terminated. [Note: During the academic year, international students must be enrolled at least full-time (12 credit hours for undergraduate students; 9 credit hours for graduate students) to be eligible to work on-campus.]

During the Summer sessions, a student does not have to be enrolled to work on-campus as long as he/she is returning at least half-time the following Fall semester. (Note: International students must be returning at least full-time the following Fall semester) If a student is not returning for the following Fall semester, he/she is only eligible to work during the Summer session through which he/she is enrolled. For more information, visit the Application Process webpage.

Additionally, all students must be making satisfactory academic progress toward a degree to be eligible to work on-campus. The entire Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy is on file in the Department of Student Financial Assistance.

If a student is cleared to work on-campus and then becomes denied academically at some point during the assignment (i.e., enrollment dropped after receiving aid, Fall grades reviewed, etc.), the student will be notified to cease employment.

During the academic year, a student can usually work up to 20 hours per week. Once a student secures a position, the student's actual work award is based on the number of hours per week that the student has been requested to work. If a student secures a position in more than one department, the total hours per week that he/she is eligible to work cannot exceed 20 hours (i.e., the student may work 10 hours in one department and 10 hours in another department, etc.).

During the Summer session, a student can usually work up to 40 hours per week during the periods of non-enrollment, and 30 hours per week during any period of enrollment.

For questions, visit our FAQ page or email fa.employment@wku.edu

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 Last Modified 6/28/17