• Students should establish a work schedule with their supervisor that does not interfere with their classes.
  • Student schedules should be written so that funding for their positions (from either FWS or departmental budgets) will enable them to work until the end of the academic year.
  • Students can work their normal schedule (up to 20 hours) during finals week. In some instances, it may be necessary to allow student employees more flexibility due to exams, class schedules or other factors related to their student status. Student employees must advise their supervisor about any schedule changes they may need to make during this week.


Students may work a maximum of 20 hours per week (all on-campus and off-campus positions combined) when classes are in session and a maximum of 25 hours per week (all positions combined) during breaks (when classes are not in session).

Students working off campus at a Federal Work Study Community Service Job Program site may work a maximum of 20 hours per week (all on-campus and off-campus positions combined) as well.  Students only work at these sites during the academic year.