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:
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|
*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.
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 Date" 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|
|May session 2021||5/17/21 – 6/4/21||5/10/21||6/6/21
(May session graduates)
|May/summer work-study runs 5/10/21 - 8/15/21.|
|Summer session 2021||6/7/21 – 8/13/21||6/7/21||8/15/21||Summer work-study cannot be used after 8/15/21 and for specified blackout dates 6/21/21 - 7/4/21 (work-study fiscal year). Student is 100% department funded.|
|Fall 2021||9/7/21 – 12/22/21
Finals week: 12/16/21 – 12/22/21
The first day a student can work (provided the student has sufficient credits)
(Fall 2021 graduates)
|Fall work-study runs 8/16/21 - 12/19/21.|
1/18/22 – 5/11/22
The first day a student not registered for fall 2021 can work (provided the student has sufficient credits for spring 2022)
(Spring 2022 graduates)
|If a student does not register for sufficient spring work-study credits and has earned more than half of their fall/spring award, the award will be reviewed by the Office of Student Finance. It is possible that some of the original work-study award could be withdrawn.
Spring work-study runs 12/20/21 - 5/8/22.
|May session 2022||5/16/22 – 6/3/22||5/9/22||6/5/22
(May session graduates)
|May/summer work-study runs 5/9/22 - 8/14/22.|
|Summer session 2022||6/6/22 – 8/12/22||6/6/22||8/14/22||Summer work-study cannot be used after 8/14/22 and for specified blackout dates 6/20/22 - 7/4/22 (work-study fiscal year). Student is 100% department funded.|