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Ready, Set, Job!

Resources for On-Campus Student Jobs


Working on campus allows you to gain valuable work experience and  develop transferable skills employers look for, other advantages are:

  • Make money to cover college expenses.
  • Convenient working locations and flexible hours.
  • Expand your network and meet new people. 
  • Make a difference in your campus community.
  • Link learning experiences in the classroom with work.

resources for on-campus student jobs


On-campus student jobs are updated daily and posted on the student jobs page throughout the year.


UD offers a variety of on campus-jobs that are service, research and academic based. Not only are students able to earn income, on-campus student jobs help to develop professional competencies and provide mentorship.


Learn to be career ready with our curated Canvas modules and explore the current on- campus student jobs. 

Ready, Set, Job! How to apply for an On-Campus Student Job

Ready, Set, Job! How to apply for a student job:

on-campus Employment Eligibility

Please review the following eligibility requirements and general exceptions for student employment.

To be eligible for an on-campus student job, a student must:

  • be enrolled at the university with a minimum of six credit hours in the current semester of employment; or
  • for employment between semesters, have successfully completed six or more UD credit hours in the preceding semester and demonstrate plans to enroll for six or more credit hours in the next semester; and
  • not work hours which interfere with class attendance; and
  • have at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average.
  • UD students on F-1 and J-1 visas issued for UD programs cannot work more than 20 hours a week during fall or spring semesters.  
  • UD students are encouraged to not work more than 20 hours per week to stay within their federal work study allocation and/or to maintain satisfactory academic performance.

Provided student employees meet the conditions stated in the eligibility requirements listed in the UD Student Employment Guidelines and Procedures, student employees, including students on F-1 and J-1 visas, may work more than 20 hours per week with advance approval from their supervisor during:

  • winter break, after the students last final exam of the fall semester up through the Saturday preceding the official first day of instruction of the spring semester; and
  • spring break, from the Sunday which begins the official spring break week when classes are not in session through the Saturday ending that same week; and
  • summer session, after the students last final exam of the spring semester until the official first day of instruction of the fall semester.

Students interested in working more than 20 hours per week should consult with their supervisor for available funding for work to be completed.

  1. The UD Student Code of Conduct applies to individuals working in a student employee classification, in addition to applicable employment laws and other federal, state, municipal and University requirements. The code of conduct applies to new and continuing students even though they may not be currently enrolled while working, such as during summer sessions.
  2. All student employment positions at UD have potential to serve as learning laboratories.  Supervisors are encouraged to: (1) develop learning outcomes for all student employee positions, (2) engage student employees in developmental conversations about the learning outcomes, and (3) periodically review the position responsibilities and employee performance to ensure learning outcomes remain appropriate and achievable.

Federal Work Study: The Federal Work Study (FWS) Program is a part-time employment program designed to help undergraduate and graduate students meet the cost of attendance. Certain campus jobs are only available to students who qualify for Federal Work Study. Your eligibility for the program is determined as part of your application for financial aid. Not all students are eligible for a federal work study allocation and funding is limited.  Students receive work-study in their financial aid package, but other students may be eligible.  If you do not already have work-study eligibility, you can request an eligibility check at askSFS.

Off-Campus Job Opportunities: If you are seeking employment outside of the UD campus please use Handshake.

Work-study eligibility Frequently Asked Questions 

Eligibility for work-study is typically determined through your financial aid package. You can access information about your work-study eligibility by visiting the My Finances page.  Click “Student Login” which takes you to the “My Finances” page. Then click on the “Financial Aid Eligibility” tab on the left. 

Work-study eligibility is based on financial need; this is determined by your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the information provided in your financial aid application. Students must file the FAFSA each year to have their eligibility determined. If you have been awarded work-study, you qualify for this need-based financial assistance. Each July work-study awards are confirmed.

In addition to submitting the FAFSA students must:

  • Be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours in the current semester of employment.
  • Have at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average.
  • Not work hours that interfere with class attendance.
  • Not work beyond 20 hours/week during an enrollment period.

Being work-study eligible means you can secure part-time employment on or off-campus, and a portion of your wages will be subsidized by federal or institutional financial aid. This can help you gain work experience while partially covering your educational expenses.
Work-study is earned as an hourly wage and paid via direct deposit into the selected checking/savings account bi-weekly, according to UD Payroll schedules.

Work-study positions are often diverse and available in various departments on and off campus. However, there may be restrictions on the total number of hours you can work per week to ensure a balance with your academic commitments. Work-study employees should not exceed 8 hours a day/20 hours per week.

The start and end dates of the job must fall between the first day of class and the last day of exams for the term students are working. 

Because of some limitations in funding, not all eligible students are automatically awarded work-study funding, but students can request their eligibility to be reviewed by submitting a query at askSFS.

Explore available part-time, on-campus work-study positions on the new Student Jobs page. Follow the specified application process to apply directly to the positions you are interested in. 

It is possible to work multiple work-study positions during the academic year, but the combined hours should not exceed the weekly limit set by your financial aid award. (20 hours a week) Be sure to communicate with your supervisor to manage your schedule effectively. 

Yes however, work-study requests will be reviewed individually by the SFS office for approval. 

Technically students do not need enrollment for these terms however, without enrollment, any work-study counts against their aid limit for the next semester (spring if working over winter and fall if working over summer).   

Work-study opportunities are typically available to U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens. International students may explore other on-campus employment opportunities, and eligibility criteria may vary. Consult with the Career Center or ISSS office for guidance.

Federal or state funding supports most of students' wages, so departments are encouraged to hire eligible students for cost savings over other student employees.

Utilizing work-study funds benefits students by providing financial support, relevant work experience, flexible scheduling, on-campus convenience, networking opportunities, resume enhancement, skill development, and fostering personal growth.

If you have further questions about work-study eligibility, application processes, or related concerns, contact the Student Financial Services Office or the Student Employment Office for assistance. 

Remember to regularly check the Student Jobs page to stay informed about available work-study opportunities to make the most of this valuable financial aid resource.

Student Testimonials

Working on-campus during college was an invaluable experience. My on-campus job provided me with a reliable source of income and catalyzed the building of meaningful relationships while expanding my professional network. The advantage of having an on-campus job was the scheduling, which allowed me to balance work with academic responsibilities; this ensured that I could excel in both areas without compromising one for the other.

Sinit Abraham ’23

Having an on-campus student job was a great experience. I developed time management, interpersonal and teamwork skills. It was a good opportunity to earn money to offset higher education costs without worrying about transportation. I made connections with professional staff as well as fellow students. Overall, being a student campus employee enriched my undergraduate experience and provided me with essential skills I use today.

Anna Foss ’22

I work on-campus as a research assistant in the UD Queer Development Lab with Dr. Eric Layland in the Human Development and Family Sciences. I started as a 50-hour/semester intern and am now a paid assistant through INBRE and the Undergraduate Research Office. My job is very flexible with class schedules and personal life. The connections I’ve made and the skills I’ve learned in this role have benefited me, and I am grateful for the opportunity.

Michael Sheilds ’24

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