Work Programs

Resident Assistant Program

Students are selected for this program based on strong academic performance and residence hall experience. Applications are available at Residential Life. Awards range from $10,500 to $12,500 and are renewable based on annual performance.

Student Assistant Employment Program

Scholarships are awarded to students selected for this program. No application is necessary, but a résumé is requested by the hiring department for consideration. Selection is based on strong academic performance and the possession of necessary skills. Awards are up to $3,600 and are renewable based on annual employee performance and 2.50 GPA maintenance.

Graduate Student Assistant Employment Program

Students enrolled in graduate programs are eligible to apply for available positions in the Graduate Student Assistant Employment Program. The Graduate Student Assistant Employment Program allows students to continue their education and gain valuable work experience in one of the university’s departments or practicum educational facilities. Students in this program earn an hourly wage and are awarded a scholarship.

This is a highly competitive program that requires each applicant to submit a résumé and interview with each hiring supervisor. Graduate student assistant participants are hired based on their ability to meet the minimum qualifications of the position for which they apply. Interested graduate students should contact Student Employment for more information.

Teaching Assistant and Fellowship Programs

Selection for these programs is based on strong academic performance and successful completion of an internship. Applications are available at Practicum Educational Facilities or Culinary Administration. Awards are up to $7,000 and are renewable based on annual employee performance and 2.75 GPA maintenance.

Important notice for international students: Please be aware that some of the above programs offer a room and board grant for eligible summer participants. Nonresident alien students with an F-1, J-1 or Q-1 visa will be subject to U.S. income tax withholding on any grant received for room and board.

Note: There are many complex IRS regulations regarding the taxability of scholarships and grants. The university is not in a position to determine the tax consequences of such awards in the case of any particular student. It is recommended that all students consult IRS publication 970 entitled "Tax Benefits for Education" and their tax advisor to determine how these rules apply to them. Nonresident alien students with an F-1, J-1 or Q-1 visa will be subject to U.S. income tax withholding on any grant received for room and board.