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Student Employment

IUP Code: 003277

Student employment is the number one activity students have in common. No question, it’s a good way to earn extra money for your educational expenses! So, how do you find a job?

The Student Employment Program

You’ll find job listings at the Student Employment Program:

  • Visit the SEP Job Board.
  • Check the employment binder at the SEP office, located in the Student Career Development Center, Suite 302, Pratt Hall.
  • Check the bulletin board outside the SEP office.

How It Works:

  • Many campus jobs and some off-campus jobs for students require you to have Federal Work Study (FWS) aid. Does your award letter include an FWS award? Check your financial record on MyIUP to find out.
  • If you want to apply for an FWS job and FWS is not included in your financial aid award letter, you’ll need to complete the 2014–2015 IUP Federal Work Study Program Application (pdf) and submit it to the Financial Aid Office.
  • Jobs that don’t require FWS aid are advertised as University Employment or State Work Study. You don’t have to demonstrate financial need for these jobs.
  • Hours: You can work up to 25 hours/week when classes are in session and 40 hours/week when they’re not.
  • If you’re an international student, you’re ineligible for FWS positions and not permitted to work more than 20 hours/week while attending classes.
  • Wages: Paid biweekly directly to students.
  • Once you’ve landed a job, you’ll need to complete some brief paperwork with the SEP and Payroll Office before you start. More information about securing an on-campus student employee position.

Optional Referral Service

You may complete a Student Employment Application form for IUP staff and faculty to keep on file in the event a student job opportunity becomes available in their office. Submitting this form doesn’t guarantee employment; it’s used only to facilitate the process.

Community Service Federal Work Study Program

This program enables students to gain practical work experience related to their major course of study. For more information, please call the SEP at (724) 357-2235 or stop by Suite 302, Pratt Hall.

  • Financial Aid Office
  • 200 Clark Hall
    1090 South Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2218
  • Fax: 724-357-2094
  • Financial Aid Service Counter Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.