Level 1 student workers are typically employed for clerical and non-technical positions where directions and supervision is required and training may be necessary. Tasks include typing, filing, errands, taking phone messages, and basic computer processes. Examples of level 1 positions include academic department office assistants, college center desk employees, library periodicals assistant, and Financial Aid Office assistant.
Academic Year: $7.25
Summer: Resident-$8; Commuter-$8.50
Level 2 student worker positions require specific skills. Campus positions may be physical and training is required. Tasks include less supervision and more independent thinking. Examples of level 2 positions include lifeguard, Valley Ambassador, facilities crew, IT Services computer lab assistant, and safety patrol.
Academic Year: $7.75
Summer: Resident-$8.50; Commuter-$9
Level 3 student worker positions require students to assume responsibility for projects and/or supervision of other students. Level 3 positions requires high skill level and ability to think and act independently. Examples of level 3 positions include Student A/V Technician, Business Office (Acct.) Intern, Head Computer Lab Assistant, and College Store Student Manager.
Academic Year: $8.25
Summer: Resident-$9; Commuter-$9.50
Level 4 student workers engage in off-campus community service and tutoring throughout the academic year and/or scientific research during the summer. Examples of level 4 positions during the academic year include working at the YMCA and daycare assistant. During the summer, student workers may hold positions as biology or chemistry lab assistants.
Academic Year: Based on employer and grant funding
Summer: Based on grant funding
- Students who are approved to live on campus during summer employment will pay a weekly room charge that will be automatically deducted from his/her pay. The student will receive 19 meals per week. The weekly meal value will be added to his/her taxable earnings as a “taxable fringe benefit” according to IRS guidelines. All taxes will be calculated on the total of the earned income plus meals value and deducted from the earned income.
- Student employees are not eligible for paid vacation or holiday hours.
- Total number of hours worked during the academic year may not exceed 20 hours per week; summer hours may not exceed 40 hours per week.
- During the academic year, students are exempt from paying Social Security tax (FICA) on wages earned through campus employment.
- All jobs on campus will be considered Level 1 unless the employer has applied, and been approved, to have a particular job reclassified at a higher level.