Frequently Asked Questions
Who is qualified to participate in Student Employment?
The Student Employment Program at Stetson University pays students for services through a combination of federal, state and institutional funding. All students eligible to work in the U.S. will qualify for one of these funding sources.
Does the Office of Student Employment place students in positions?
The Office of Student Employment does not place students into positions, but it does provide resources to locate employment on campus. Students need to apply for each position they are interested in. Students are selected by a hiring manager within the position's department. Departments are given sole authority to select the students they wish to hire and the Office of Student Employment confirms the student's eligibility to work at the time of hire. Please see the Getting Hired page for more detailed information.
What type of earnings should I expect through the program?
Most students will be paid an hourly rate of $8.60 and will be eligible to earn up to, but no more than, $3000 per fiscal year. The fiscal year runs from July 1st through June 30th. Students may, at the discretion of their supervisor and subject to approval through the Office of Student Employment, be paid at a different rate or through a bi-weekly stipend. Students should also be aware that they cannot work more than 20 hours per week while participating in the Student Employment Program.
How often do students receive payment for hours worked?
Students will be paid bi-weekly. Students are encouraged to set up direct deposit; however, if this is not set up, students will receive payment in the form of a check delivered to the Post Office, Students will need to show ID at the Post Office window to pick up their paycheck.
How do students get paid if they don't complete their timesheet on time?
Student employees who do not complete their timesheet by the deadline will have to complete a payroll variance form in order to get paid. This form has to be signed by the student's supervisor and turned in to the Office of Student Employment or to Payroll Services.
My financial aid award included a work-study allocation, what does this mean?
Students awarded a federal work-study allocation as part of their financial aid award demonstrated a specific level of need on the results of their FAFSA. These students are eligible to seek on-campus employment through available resources and will be able to earn a portion or all of their allocated work-study funds if they're hired. Receiving an allocation of work-study funds with your initial financial aid award does not guarantee placement in a position on campus or that you will be able to earn all of the allocated funds.
What is the International Student hiring process like?
For international students who are eligible to work on campus, the hiring process may take longer than domestic students and can require additional steps. The US Immigration and Custom Enforcement website contains more information regarding on-campus employment. International students should contact Paula Hentz from WORLD or Nora Lewis, the Assistant Director of Student Employment, for assistance once offered a student employment position.
If I have been hired by a department on campus, is there anything further I need to do to be eligible to receive payment?
Yes. Once hired, students must complete several forms as determined by federal, state and institutional regulations. More specific information about these requirements is available on the Forms and Materials page.
When are Student Employment's Office Hours and Paperwork Hours?
Below are Student Employment's office hours and paperwork hours:
- Office Hours: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- Paperwork hours (filling out your I-9 and W-4 forms): 10 a.m. – 2 p.m or by appointment.
Who can I contact with additional questions?