Student Employment Program Summary

There are student employee part-time jobs available on-campus and off campus that vary in skill level and offer opportunity for professional development. 

A student's primary goal is the pursuit of an education and working should not interfere with educational success.  Student Employment is considered an extension of the educational experience.  Student employees:

  • must be enrolled full-time at Xavier 
  • typically work between 6 and 10 hours per week,
  • are not permitted to work more than 20 hours per week (all positions combined) during the academic year, and
  • may work a maximum of 25 hours per week (all positions combined) during breaks and the summer semester.
  • All students are responsible for securing a position through the Student Employment Program.  Any Xavier full-time student may apply for competitive positions that are posted on Xavier's job posting board, Hire-A-Muskie.  We do not place students into positions.
  • Xavier employers are required to advertise and hire within the Federal Work Study and University Employment awarded pool of students whenever possible.   Positions left unfilled from this pool of students, as well as other positions are  open to all students to compete for.  
  • If you have a Federal Work Study or University Employment award, the amount that is listed on your Financial Aid statement is the maximum amount that you can be paid while working in a student employment position. You are not guaranteed to earn exactly the amount which appears on your Financial Aid statement.


Students awarded federal work study or university employment can consider employment at local service-oriented organizations through the Community Service Jobs Program.  Job sites are chosen to allow for a wide range of opportunities within city limits. These opportunities help students develop a sense of social responsibility and touch the lives of community residents in meaningful and lasting ways.  View more details about the Community Service Job Program.