Student Employment: Types of Employment
Students are encouraged to work for employers who provide direct services to the community. You gain valuable experience and skills while contributing to the University and employers in the surrounding area.
Federal Work-Study Program
Federal Work-Study is an employment program for both undergraduate and graduate students contingent upon availability of funds. Eligibility is based on the federal methodology using the information provided on the FAFSA. When applying for financial aid, you will automatically be considered for Federal Work-Study eligibility. If you are deemed eligible, a Federal Work-Study award will be included in your financial aid package as shown in OPUS. The amount of your award is the maximum you can earn for the academic year.
Federal Work-Study students may interview for a variety of jobs either on or off campus, including opportunities to provide community service. If you are awarded Federal Work-Study for the fall semester, you should start your job search by searching on Eagle Ops beginning in late summer or during orientation at the annual job fair held on campus each August. Students awarded Federal Work-Study for the spring semester may begin searching for jobs on Eagle Ops during the preceding winter break. Placement in a position of your choice allows you to begin receiving income to pay your expenses. You may begin working when all of your financial aid and hiring documents are completely processed and approved. Your Federal Work-Study earnings will be deposited directly into the bank account you designate. Federal Work-Study earnings will not appear as a credit on your bill; you are paid biweekly, based upon the number of hours you work, and funds are credited to your personal bank account.
Students typically work 10-20 hours per week. The hourly wage range for undergraduate students is $7.50 to $9.00 and for graduate students is $11.00 to $12.50, depending upon the complexity of the job and the skills required to perform the job.
Before a student starts to work any Federal Work-Study job, all necessary hiring forms must be on file with Human Resources. The responsible supervisor for the student must complete all hiring via HR Web and the hiring approved by Human Resources.
Non-Federal Work-Study Employment Opportunities
If you are not awarded Federal Work-Study but wish to earn money to help pay expenses, please contact the Emory Career Center for assistance with your job search. Non-Federal Work-Study jobs may be found on and off campus. Hours, wages and conditions of employment are between the students and employer.
Teaching Assistantships and Graduate Fellowships
Teaching assistantships and graduate fellowships are determined and awarded at the department level. If you are interested in either of these, you must inquire with your department.
Important Note: In adherence to the Immigration Control Act of 1986, all student employees must complete an I-9 form (Employment Eligibility Verification Form) and present documentation verifying citizenship or permanent residency. You will be allowed to begin work once the I-9 form has been completed and properly certified.