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Student Employment

This page contains information for both student employees and departments seeking to hire student employees.  Minimum wage is $7.25 per hour.

In a effort to clearly delineate our student employee workforce from that of temporary employees, the following practices are in effect:

  • Students must be registered at least half time in classes in order to be eligible for student employment.  Half time is a minimum of three (3) credit hours at Fort Campbell Campus or a minimum of six (6) credit hours at Main Campus.

  • Students may not be employed as temporary APSU employees.  If individuals are enrolled in classes, they must be hired as student employees.

  • Student employees are considered part-time employees. However, they may make deferrals to 403(b), 401(k), and 457(b) plans.

  • Student employees may work no more than twenty (20) hours per week while enrolled in classes (through the end of finals week).

  • Student employees may work no more than two (2) assignments at any given time.

  • Hiring departments must begin the general campus hiring process with Human Resources and the Federal Work Study hiring process with Student Financial Aid.

  • Hiring departments may choose to use one (1) of four (4) generic position descriptions or may develop one of their own (see below).

  • Students may be paid more than $7.25 per hour depending on classification.

  • The maximum pay rate per hour is $16.89.

  • Pay rates higher than $16.89 per hour are approved on a case-by-case basis.

  • For more information, see the General Campus Student Employment Procedures or Federal Work Study Student Employment Procedures (documents linked below).

  • For information regarding General Campus Student Employment or termination of student employment, contact Lisa Ramsey at 221-7619.

  • For information regarding Federal Work Study assignments, contact Terri Huth at 221-6256.

  • For information regarding student time sheets or paychecks, contact Roxanne Grachanin at 221-7433 .

How does a student apply for a General Campus Position?

Applying for General Campus Student Employment

How does a department hire a General Campus Student Employee?

General Campus Student Employment Procedures

How does a student employee may make deferrals to 403(b), 401(k), and 457(b) plans?

Please refer to the Retirement section of our Benefits page for more information.

General Campus Hiring Form

Student Employment Request Form (Open in Google Chrome to see the drop down menu/arrow at the end of the Action Item field.)

Federal Work Study Hiring Procedures

Federal Work Study


Frequently Asked Questions

Generic Position Descriptions

Student Assistant Level 1 Sample

Student Assistant Level 2 Sample

Student Assistant Level 3 Sample

Student Assistant Pay Level 4 Sample