Frequently Asked Questions for Student Employees

No. Federal Work-Study is an opportunity for students to work in order to earn money to pay for college expenses, as well as to gain valuable employment experience. It is one component of an aid package that may be composed of loan, scholarship/grant, or work awards. A student may choose to decline the work offer. However, if a student does not work their eligibility for future work-study aid may be impacted.

No. Students receive payment, which is deposited directly to their designated bank account(s) or credit union(s) of their choice. Direct Deposit for Payroll enrollment can be found in PeopleSoft self-serve > Payroll and Compensation > My Direct Deposit.

Student employees will swipe at a time clock at the start and end of their shift. The time clock logs the student hours in Kronos. Note that you must be hired by your department and have your hire processed by HR in order to successfully swipe in at a time clock. If a student swipes and receives a Red X, the student has not been hired and cannot work. If this occurs, students should contact their hiring manager.