Academic Year:

During the academic year, students cannot work more than 30 hours per week in any combination of jobs and therefore are not eligible to earn overtime.


During the summer and breaks longer than 5 consecutive days, the Office of Student Employment recommends students only work up to 40 hours per week. However, certain departments may ask students to work more. These departments must be able to fund the students through the department. Under no circumstances will overtime be paid out of Federal Work-Study funds. Students working more than 40 hours per week must be paid time-and-a-half for any hours worked over 40 in one week.

If a student works more than one job, this fact should be clarified to both employers.

The department where the student hits their 40th hour of work in one week will be responsible for paying the overtime.

Ex: Student works for Departments A and B. Student works 38 hours for Department A and then works 4 hours for Department B. Department B would be responsible for paying time-and-a-half for those 2 hours solely due to the fact that they approved the time after Department A.