Employment Types

Federal Work Study (FWS) Employment

Student workers who are eligible to receive federal money in return for their work on campus or via the Community Service Jobs Program. Students' eligibility for Federal Work Study funds is determined by the Financial Aid Office. These students receive priority in the hiring process.

University (UL) Employment

Student workers that are not eligible for Federal Work Study funds, but the Financial Aid Office determines that they should receive assistance to off-set expenses.

Community Service Jobs Program (CSJP)

CSJP Program with qualifying literacy programs such as after-school programs in elementary schools receive federal support for 100% of the student's wages. The program provides off-campus job opportunities for students. Jobs must be suitable to the scheduling and other needs of the employed student and, to the maximum extent practical, complement and reinforce the educational program or vocational goal of the student. Jobs in private homes are not accepted in this program.

First Time Workers

A student who has not worked previously in a student employment position is required to visit the Career Development Office to complete various tax forms as well as federal and university required forms before he or she begins working.   For more information on required student forms, click here.  The supervisor must complete the Payroll Authorization Form which can be found on the Portal under Business Tabs and listed under Xavier Forms. 

International Students

International students should confirm permission to work through International Student Services.

230 Gallagher Student Center
ML 2171
(513) 745-2864

While most of the student employment regulations are not different for national and international
students, there are some differences:

  • International students are mandated by their visa status to maintain full-time enrollment
    each academic semester. International student employees must get approval for any
    exemption to this regulation from both Center for International Education (CIE) and their
    academic department.
  • Because international students can only work on campus, it is very important that they
    understand the student employment guidelines and do not become ineligible to work due
    to violations of these guidelines. They may seek employment with non-Xavier employers of
    auxiliary services. They may also work during breaks (Winter, Spring, Summer).
  • International students must come to the Career Development Office to fill-out the appropriate tax forms based on treaties with their home countries and to facilitate securing a Social Security Card from the Office of Social Security Administration.

Graduate Students

A Graduate Assistant (GA) is a graduate student who has signed a contract with the University to perform a certain number of hours of work in return for a stated compensation. In addition, a tuition remission award is also granted to GAs. GAs may work up to the number of hours indicated in their contract and within the dates indicated on their contract.

Tuition Remission or Tuition Exchange Students

The University's policy regarding tuition remission/exchange students working on campus is that the student may only work between semester breaks (fall, spring and summer). During the academic semesters they may seek employment with on-campus non-Xavier employers of auxiliary services like the Bookstore and Campus Dining.