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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 Guide

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.

Deadlines and applications:
March 1: Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
April 15: complete file.

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

Deadlines and application:
March 1: Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
April 15: complete file.

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