Student Employment Overview & Eligibility

Any student enrolled in at least 3 credits (full-time course load) per semester is eligible for an on-campus job.  During the academic year, student employees are permitted to hold up to two campus positions and earn a minimum of $8 an hour. The positions for which you can apply and when you are eligible to apply depends on your need-based aid package.   Please contact the Office of Financial Aid if you have questions about your aid package.

Students who have Federal Work Study or College Work Option on their Financial Aid package are eligible for need-based employment and may apply for any position they are otherwise eligible for on campus. The vast majority of positions are not allowed to offer you more than 10 hours a week (and the exact number of hours varies significantly between positions). Students may not apply for a second job until after October 15th of each fall semester.  If a student does acquire two positions, he or she is not allowed to work more than 15 hours a week or 30 hours in a pay period.  Please note: Students are not guaranteed an employment position even if offered Federal Work Study or College Work Option.  In addition, there are a limited number of positions on campus and not all students will be able to acquire two positions on campus.

Students who are NOT eligible for need-based employment  can apply for select on-campus positions. These positions can be found on Handshake and will indicate *Unrestricted* in the position title.   Students are not permitted to apply for a second position on campus until after October 15th.  If a student does acquire two positions, he or she is not allowed to work more than 15 hours a week or 30 hours in a pay period.   

Additionally, the Student Employment Office hosts two part-time job fairs each academic year which features  on-campus and off-campus positions.   Off-campus and part-time positions are also featured on Handshake; select local positions are also posted on  a bulletin board in the Student Employment Office .


How to Find An On-Campus Job

There are a few primary ways students find employment on campus:

  • Check Handshake

    • All F&M students have access to this database of jobs, internships, and professional development resources.

    • F&M departments post student positions on Handshake.

  • Attend campus job fairs

    • During Orientation, new first-year students can attend the Student Employment Fair.

  • Visit the Student Employment Office