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Eligibility for Student Employment

You must be a University of Minnesota student currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program to hold a student job. There are two components to determining eligibility to hold a student job:


Registration Requirements

Students must meet the minimum credit requirements listed below in order to hold a student job on campus. University college credits apply toward the minimum only for the term in which they were initially registered. Credit requirements are as follows:

Minimum Credits Required to Hold a Student Job
Student StatusFall and SpringSummer Session
RegularWork-StudyRegularWork-Study
Undergraduate
660*6
Graduate
330*3
Non-Degree
6N/A6N/A
International undergraduate
12N/A0*N/A
International graduate
6N/A0*N/A
International Non-Degree
12N/A12N/A

*Students without Work-Study who are enrolled in degree-granting program, met the minimum credit requirement during spring semester, did not graduate, and intend to register for fall semester do not need to register for summer. Students who are graduating during the summer and/or are not registered for the fall must register for the minimum credit requirement in the summer.

Student Employment Dates

Depending upon your student and registration status, there are certain dates before or after which you may not be able to be employed.

If you were not enrolled with the minimum number of credits in the previous term, the first date you may begin working in a term where you do meet the credit requirements is indicated in the "Employment Beginning Date" column.

If you are not enrolled with the minimum number of credits for the upcoming term you must end employment by the date indicated in the "Termination Date" column.

Students without Work-Study who are enrolled in degree-granting program, have met the minimum credit requirements during spring semester, have not graduated, and intend to register for fall semester, do not need to register for summer.

Student Employment Begin and End Dates
SemesterSemester DatesEmployment Begin DatesTermination DatesWork-Study Notes
Spring 20131/22/13 -5/18/13

Finals Week:
5/13/13 - 5/18/13
12/31/12:
The first day a student not registered for Fall 2012 can work (provided the student has sufficient credits for Spring 2013)
5/26/13
(Spring 2013 graduates)
If a student does not register for sufficient spring WS credits, half of the original WS award will be withdrawn.

Spring WS use ends 5/19/13
May Session 20135/28/13 -6/14/135/20/136/16/13

(May session graduates)
May/Summer WS runs 5/20/13 - 8/25/13
Summer Session 20136/17/13 - 8/23/13
 
6/17/138/25/13Summer WS cannot be used after 8/25/13 or for specified blackout dates: 6/17/13 - 6/30/13 (W/S fiscal year closeout). Student is 100% departmental funded.
Fall 20139/3/13 - 12/19/13

Finals Week:
12/13/13/ - 12/19/13
8/26/13

The first day a student can work provided that the student has sufficient credits
12/29/13

(Fall 2013 graduates)
Fall work study use runs:
8/26/13 - 12/29/13
Spring 20141/21/14 - 5/17/14

Finals Week:
5/12/14 - 5/17/14
12/30/13

The first day a student not registered for Fall 2013 can work (provided the student has sufficient credits for Spring 2014).
5/25/14

(Spring 2014 graduates)
If a student does not register for sufficient spring WS credits, half of the original WS award will be withdrawn.

Spring WS use ends 5/18/14
May Session 20145/27/14 - 6/13/145/19/146/15/14
(May session graduates)
May/Summer WS runs 5/19/14 - 8/24/14
Summer Session 20146/16/14 - 8/22/146/16/148/24/14Summer WS cannot be used after 8/24/14 or for specified blackout dates: 6/30/14 - 7/13/14 (W/S fiscal year closeout). Student is 100% departmental funded.