Work Study & Student Employment Info
Note: Students may only accept one employment offer which carries a grant.
Work Study & Student Employment
Federal Work Study
This program, the largest student employment program offered by Suffolk University, is awarded to full- and part-time graduate students. Recipients are selected on the basis of demonstrated financial need. Although students may work either on or off campus, most students prefer the flexibility of an on-campus job. Work-Study students are hired by every office and department within the University, so a wide variety of placement options are available. In addition, numerous community service placement options are available. Pay rates vary and are based upon experience, skills required, and job performance. Off-campus employers may set hourly rates in conjunction with the University student pay scale policy. Work-study recipients usually work 8-12 hours per week during the academic year (the maximum is 20 hours a week). The Director of Student Employment provides placement assistance, and an information packet is mailed to all work-study recipients during the summer, advising students of program guidelines, job availability, pay rates, etc.
This employment program, established to provide international students with on-campus employment, is available to full- or part-time graduate students. Recipients are selected on the basis of demonstrated financial need and merit. Award amount range from $1,000-1,500 per academic year.
Requires separate application
This program is offered to graduate students with priority given to those enrolled full-time. Recipients are selected on the basis of merit and work on-campus performing research and/or administrative tasks. Award amounts vary and recipients are paid bi-weekly for hours worked.
CAS Graduate Grants are automatically reduced by 50% if the recipient is also awarded an Administrative Fellowship.
View the fact sheet for Fellowships.
International students who entered the U.S. on a visa which permits working up to 20 hours on campus: Fellowship and all forms of employment awards (including the Trustees’ Ambassadors, Ballotti Learning Center Scholars, Residence Assistants and Orientation/Scheduling Assistantship Programs) count toward this 20-hour limit.
Students may not work without a Social Security number. Recipients of employment awards must have placement forms on file with the Office of Student Financial Aid by the dates listed below:
Awards will be revoked if the necessary paperwork is not received by the following deadlines:
Fall & Spring: October 15
Spring Only: February 15
Summer Only: May 31
Note: Part-time enrollment requires a minimum course load of six credits per semester.