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Eligibility, details about on-campus employment


On-Campus Student Employment

On-campus employment (also known as General Campus employment) is part-time work advertised by University departments. To be eligible for General Campus employment, students must apply and must be enrolled at APSU.

Federal law requires that students be enrolled at least half-time to work on campus. Undergraduate students must be enrolled for at least six-credit hours at Clarksville campus or for at least three-credit hours at Austin Peay Center @ Fort Campbell.

Graduate students must be enrolled for at least three-credit hours. Student employees may work no more than two assignments at any given time. All student employees must maintain a minimum 1.8 overall combined GPA. (Specific positions may require a higher overall combined GPA.)

How many hours can a student work?

During the academic year, students are permitted to work a total of 20 hours per week. International students on F-1 or J-1 visas are never permitted to work beyond 20 hours per week.

During the summer, students who are enrolled at least half-time for the upcoming fall session are permitted to work all summer. Eligible students who are not enrolled for summer session(s) are permitted to work up to 37.5 hours per week. When enrolled in summer session(s), students are permitted to work up to 20 hours per week.

When working during summer session(s), students who are not enrolled for the upcoming fall session must be enrolled for at least three-credit hours.

Students who are not enrolled for summer session(s) are subject to Social Security and Medicare tax withholding for employment during the summer break.

Pay and Compensation Information

Starting pay for most General Campus positions is $7.25 per hour. Pay rates for other positions might be higher depending on skills, seniority, etc.

Student employees are paid biweekly and are considered temporary, part-time employees. However, student employees may make deferrals to 403(b), 401(k), and 457(b) plans. Information regarding the deferred compensation options available to all employees is available at www.treasury.tn.gov/dc/

How to Search for a Job

To search for a job, follow these steps:

  1. View student job postings by accessing www.apsu.edu/human-resources and clicking the “Student General Campus positions” link. New positions are posted as they are received in Human Resources (HR) and are posted for at least five working days.
  2. Click on the position title for details about the position.
  3. Complete and submit an online Student Employment Application by clicking “Apply for this Job.”

After the posting “Close Date,” the hiring department will review all applications and notify students to be interviewed. During the student employment process, students will be contacted only if selected for an interview. Visit the Human Resources website often since the number of General Campus positions and timing for availability of position varies. Contact Human Resources at 931-221-7177 with any questions regarding student employment.

Employment Paperwork

Students hired for General Campus employment submit the following employment documentation to the hiring department:

Because federal law requires proof that each employee is a U.S. citizen or legally authorized to work in this country, all employees must provide evidence of identity and employment authorization. Lists of acceptable documents are available with the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. There are no exceptions to these identification requirements.

Direct deposit your earnings by accessing Web Self-Service and entering your setup information. Select the Employee tab, click Pay Information, Direct Deposit Allocation, and Update Direct Deposit Allocation. Enter your financial institution information into the available fields. Confirm that the information is correct and click Save. Contact Payroll at 931-221-7465 for assistance.

After employment forms have been received and processed, Human Resources will assign a start date and will email the start date to the student and the supervisor. Please note that students are not permitted to begin working until the Student Employment Authorization email has been issued by Human Resources.

Federal Work Study Employment

Federal Work Study (FWS) is an employment program funded by the federal government to promote and encourage part-time employment of students to assist the University and its surrounding community.

FWS provides job placement for eligible students to earn money to assist in paying for educational expenses. FWS is not available to pay registration, tuition or fees. Repayment of income earned through FWS is not required.

To determine FWS eligibility, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year after Oct. 1. The priority deadline for campus-based aid is March 1 of each year. March 1 is the date by which students’ financial aid files and all required documentations are complete.

If awarded FWS, follow these steps to seek job placement:

  1. Accept the offer online through AP OneStop within the 14-day time frame.
  2. Schedule an appointment with the Office of Financial Aid at 931-221-7907 for job placement.
  3. Report to the department listed on the Placement Form to determine if a suitable work schedule is available. If a suitable work schedule is available, sign the Placement Form, ask a department supervisor to sign the form, and deliver it to the Office of Financial Aid. If a suitable work schedule is not available, request a new placement from the Office of Financial Aid.
  4. Complete employment paperwork in Human Resources. The following documentation is needed:
    1. Form W-4
    2. Copy of Social Security card (for payroll purposes)
    3. Form I-9 (original, unexpired documents required)
  5. Direct deposit your earnings by accessing Web Self-Service and entering your setup information. Select the Employee tab, click Pay Information, Direct Deposit Allocation, and Update Direct Deposit Allocation. Enter your financial institution information into the available fields. Confirm that the information is correct and click Save. Contact Payroll at 931-221-7465 for assistance.

After employment forms have been received and processed, Human Resources will assign a start date and will email the start date to the FWS student and the supervisor. Please note that FWS students are not permitted to begin working until the FWS Student Employment Authorization email has been issued by Human Resources.

Contact the Office of Financial Aid at 931-221-7907 for a job placement appointment if a new assignment is needed.

Austin Peay State University (APSU) does not discriminate against students, employees, or applicants for admission or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, age, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or any other legally protected class with respect to all employment, programs and activities sponsored by APSU. Inquiries or complaints regarding the non-discrimination policies, including Title IX complaints, should be directed to the Director of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action and Title IX Coordinator, Sheila Bryant, 601 College Street, Browning Building/Rm 151, Clarksville, TN 37044, bryantsm@apsu.edu, 931-221-7178 or EEO Compliance Officer and Investigator, Steven Grudzinski, College Street, Browning Building/Rm 6A, Clarksville, TN 37044, grudzinskis@apsu.edu, 931-221-7160. Title IX complaints may also be directed to the Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Greg Singleton Associate Vice President and Dean of Students, 601 College Street, Morgan University Center/Rm 206D, Clarksville, TN 37044, singletong@apsu.edu 931-221-7005.