Student employment

Highlands offers student employment (sometimes referred to as work-study) to students who want to work on campus while they are attending classes.

The obvious advantage is that students finish their education owing less in loans. There is also a financial advantage for the University; because these earnings are federally or state subsidized, the University pays just a percentage of the total earnings of students under this program. Annual amount: Wage and grade scales apply. The maximum allowed hours per week is 20 during regular semesters.

Details appear in the links below.

Student Employment Positions (PeopleAdmin)
These positions are for current students seeking on-campus work including departmental, federal/state work-study, and graduate assistantships (GA).

Student Employee Handbook

ITS Policy

I-9 Work Eligibility Authorization Form

W-4 Employee Withholding Certificate

Direct Deposit Authorization (PDF)

Federal work-study
Qualifications: Undergraduate and graduate students; need-based.

Applications:
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa

State work-study
Qualifications: Undergraduate and graduate students, both need- and non-need based.

Application:
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa

Departmental
Qualifications: Undergraduate and graduate students, both need- and non-need based.

 

The Center for Professional Development and Career Readiness

Students can get assistance from The Center of Professional Development and Career Readiness (Career Services) with writing cover letters, resumes, and interview skills.