Work Study & Student Employment Info

Note: Students may only accept one employment offer which carries a grant.

Spring 2014 Student Employment Job List [PDF]

2013-2014 CAS Faculty Research Assistant Positions [PDF]

Handbook for Student Workers [PDF]

Student Employee Fact Sheet

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 undergraduate 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.

Student Employment

This employment program, established to provide international students with on-campus employment, is available to full- or part-time undergraduate and 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

Trustees’ Ambassadors Program

Each year 20 students are selected for this program and are required to work 300 hours with the Enrollment Management Division in exchange for the award. Recipients are selected on the basis of merit, and applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8. Only full-time sophomores, juniors, and seniors enrolled at Suffolk University Boston full-time at least one year prior may apply. Award amount is $4,200 per academic year ($1,800 is posted as grant to the student’s tuition account, and $2,400 is awarded as employment, which is paid on a bi-weekly basis for hours worked.)

Requires full-time enrollment

Requires separate application

Ballotti Learning Center Scholars Program

Each year 10 students are selected for this program and are required to work 300 hours with the Ballotti Learning Center in exchange for the award. Recipients are selected on the basis of merit, and applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Only full-time sophomores, juniors, and seniors enrolled at Suffolk University Boston full-time at least one year prior may apply. Award amount is $4,200 per academic year. ($1,800 is posted as grant to the student’s tuition account and $2,400 is awarded as employment, which is paid on a bi-weekly basis for hours worked.)

Requires full-time enrollment

Requires separate application

Orientation/Scheduling Assistantship Program

Each year 10 students are selected for this program and are required to work 300 hours in exchange for the award. Recipients are selected on the basis of merit, and applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8. Only full-time sophomores, juniors, and seniors enrolled at Suffolk University Boston full-time at least one year prior may apply. Award amount is $4,200 per academic year. ($1,800 is posted as grant to the student’s tuition account and $2,400 is awarded as employment, which is paid on a bi-weekly basis for hours worked.)

Requires full-time enrollment

Requires separate application

Sawyer Ambassadors Program

Each year 10 students are selected for this program and are required to work 300 hours of on campus employment in exchange for a $4,200 award ($1,800 is posted as grant to the student’s tuition account and $2,400 is awarded as employment, which is paid on a bi-weekly basis for hours worked.) Recipients must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Contact The Sawyer Business School Dean’s Office for application information.

Requires full-time enrollment

Requires separate application

Important

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.

Reminder

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 Services 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.