VI.9. Student Employment

There are two types of student employment offered on campus in addition to assistantships for graduate students. They are regular employment and Federal Work-Study employment. To participate in NIU's student employment program, students must be enrolled for at least six semester hours. Students are not required to take classes during the summer session to be eligible for summer employment; however, they must be enrolled for at least six hours during the semester immediately preceding or following summer employment. Student employees may work a maximum of 40 hours per pay period (semi-monthly). Permission to work 65 hours per pay period may be granted to undergraduate students who maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better or 3.0 for graduate students. Also, in accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 which requires all employers to verify employment eligibility of anyone hired after November 6, 1986, students must complete the I-9 form and present documentation verifying their citizenship/immigration classification to the Student Employment Office prior to being hired.

The Student Employment Office maintains job listings on their website. For further information concerning on-campus employment call (815) 753-1394 or visit the office in Swen Parson Hall, room 232.

Last Updated: 8/3/2009