Eligibility for Student Employment

As a University of Minnesota student, you are eligible for student jobs if you are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program and you meet a couple of requirements: 

Registration Requirements

You are eligible for campus jobs if you meet the minimum credits listed below.

Minimum Credits Required to Hold a Student Job

  Fall and Spring Summer Session
Student Status Regular Work-Study Regular Work-Study
Undergraduate
6 6 0* 6
Graduate
3 3 0* 3
Non-Degree
6 N/A 6 N/A
International undergraduate
12 N/A 0* N/A
International graduate
6 N/A 0* N/A
International Non-Degree
12 N/A 12 N/A

*If you worked on campus during spring semester and intend to register for fall semester, you do not need to register for summer to hold a student job.

Student Employment Dates

Depending on your student and registration status, you may not be eligible to work before or after certain dates.

If you were not enrolled with the minimum number of credits in the previous term, but you do have credits for the current term, the first date you can begin working is shown in the "Employment Begin Dates" column.

If you are not enrolled with the minimum number of credits for the upcoming term, your employment must end by the date shown in the "Termination Dates" column.

If you worked on campus during spring semester and intend to register for fall semester, you do not need to register for summer to hold a student job.

Student Employment Begin and End Dates

Semester Semester Dates Employment Begin Date Termination Date Work Study Notes
Fall 2016 9/6/16 – 12/22/16
               
Finals Week: 12/16/16 – 12/22/16
8/22/16
                 
The first day a student can work (provided the student has sufficient credits)
12/25/16
                 
(Fall 2016 graduates)
Fall work-study use runs 8/22/16 - 12/25/16.
Spring 2017

1/17/17 – 5/13/17

Finals Week:
5/8/17 – 5/13/17

12/26/17
                 
The first day a student not registered for fall 2016 can work (provided the student has sufficient credits for spring 2017)
5/14/17
                 
(Spring 2017 graduates)
If a student does not register for sufficient spring work-study credits, half of the original work-study award will be withdrawn.
                 
Spring work-study use ends 5/14/17.
May session 2017 5/22/17 – 6/9/17  5/15/17 6/11/17             

(May session graduates)

May/Summer work-study runs 5/15/17 - 8/20/17.
Summer session 2017 6/12/17 – 8/25/17  6/11/17  8/20/17 Summer work-study cannot be used after 8/20/17 and for specified blackout dates 6/26/17 - 7/9/17 (work-study fiscal year closeout). Student is 100% department funded.