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Office of Human Resources
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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

All students are eligible for campus jobs provided they meet the minimum credit requirements listed below.

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

*If you worked on campus during spring semester and intend to register for fall semester, you do not need to register for summer to hold a student job.

Student Employment Dates

Depending on your student and registration status, you may not be eligible to work before or after certain dates.

If you were not enrolled with the minimum number of credits in the previous term, but you do have credits for the current term, the first date you can begin working is shown in the "Employment Begin Dates" column.

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

If you worked on campus during spring semester and intend to register for fall semester, you do not need to register for summer to hold a student job.

Student Employment Begin and End Dates
SemesterSemester DatesEmployment Begin DatesTermination DatesWork-Study Notes
Fall 20149/2/14-12/18/14

Finals Week: 12/12/14 - 12/18/14

8/25/14

The first day a student can work (provided the student has sufficient credits).

12/28/14

Fall 2014 graduates

Fall work study use runs 8/25/14 - 12/28/14
Spring 20151/20/15 - 5/16/15

12/29/14

The first day a student not registered for fall 2014 can work (provided the student has sufficient credits for spring 2015). 
 

5/24/15

Spring 2015 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If a student does not register for sufficient spring WS credits, half of the original WS award will be withdrawn.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 5/17/15.

May Session 20155/26/15 - 6/12/15
 
5/18/15

6/14/15

May session graduates

May/Summer WS runs 5/18/15 - 8/23/15.
Summer Session 20156/15/15 - 8/21/156/15/158/23/15Summer WS cannot be used after 8/23/15 and for specified blackout dates 6/29/15 – 7/12/15 (WS fiscal year closeout).  Student is 100% department funded.