University of Minnesota
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 Status Fall and Spring Summer Session
Regular Work-Study Regular Work-Study
Undergraduate
6 6 0* 6
Graduate
3 3 0* 3
Non-Degree
6 N/A 6 N/A
International undergraduate
12 N/A 0* N/A
International graduate
6 N/A 0* N/A
International Non-Degree
12 N/A 12 N/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
Semester Semester Dates Employment Begin Date Termination Date Work Study Notes
Fall 2015 9/8/15 - 12/23/15
               
Finals Week: 12/17/15-12/23/15
8/24/2015
                 
The first day a student can work (provided the student has sufficient credits)
12/27/2015
                 
(Fall 2015 graduates)
Fall work study use runs 8/24/15-12/27/15.
Spring 2016 1/19/2016 - 5/14/16

Finals Week:
5/09/2016 - 5/14/2016
12/28/2015
                 
The first day a student not registered for fall 2015 can work (provided the student has sufficient credits for spring 2016)
5/15/2016
                 
(Spring 2016 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If a student does not register for sufficient spring WS credits, half of the original WS award will be withdrawn.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 5/15/16.
May Session 2016 5/23/2016 - 6/10/16  5/16/16 6/12/16              

(May session graduates)
May/Summer WS runs 5/16/ 16 - 8/21/16.
Summer Session 2016 6/13/16 - 8/26/16  6/12/16  8/7/16 Summer WS cannot be used after 8/21/16 and for specified blackout dates 6/27/16 - 7/10/16 (WS fiscal year closeout). Student is 100% departmental funded.