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Student Employment

An SU student working at the Blough-Weis Library!Employment

Every academic year, more than 1,000 campus jobs are available to Susquehanna students, even those who do not qualify for the Federal Work-Study Program. The benefits of working on campus range from having an employer who understands your course work demands to getting professional experience, references for your resume and making connections that increase your Susquehanna support network. Research also shows that part-time work during the academic year leads to improved time management skills and even better grades.


Federal Work-Study Program

The Federal Work-Study Program (FWS) allows qualified students to fund a portion of their educational expenses through part-time employment on campus. Unlike other sources of financial aid, work-study earnings are not credited directly to a student account. Instead, students are responsible for managing their earnings, which must be used for educational purposes.

How do I apply?

Students who complete the application process for need-based aid are evaluated for eligibility. No additional application is required.

How do I find a job?

The financial aid staff works with new students individually to direct them to jobs in campus offices, the library, computer labs and dining services.

How much will I earn?

Students are paid $7.25 per hour for starting positions. The maximum first-year, work-study award is $2,450 or the equivalent of 12 hours of work per week during the 30-week academic year.


"Cash" or Campus Employment

Students who do not qualify for FWS may work on campus in a "Cash" or Campus Employment position. Many offices across campus hire students in "Cash" positions.


America Reads

Susquehanna University participates in a federal initiative called America Reads. Through this program, students paid through the Work-Study Program tutor children in a local elementary school. If you would like to know more about the details of the program, please call the Financial Aid Office.


Students can obtain detailed information about student employment from the Student Employment Handbook on mySU.


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Melissa Lee '14

Melissa Lee '14

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