Student Employment

Student employment opportunities can be found at the KSU Jobs page.

A Student Assistant is a part-time employee who is currently enrolled in at least a half-time credit load at KSU with the primary goal of achieving a degree. A Student Assistant is considered a temporary employee and is not eligible for benefits. As with all KSU employees, Student Assistants must attend an employment orientation with HR prior to beginning work. In general, Student Assistants may not work more than 20 hours per week. While the pay rates for Student Assistants across campus vary depending on the needs of the department and nature of the work assigned, the minimum wage for these positions is determined by the federal minimum wage pay rate, which is $7.25 effective 7/24/2009.

Students who maintain the appropriate academic standards are given the opportunity to register for classes during the earliest stage of Priority Registration. Students on academic probation are ineligible for the early registration benefit. New students and students being readmitted must wait one term to become eligible for early registration benefits. For more information regarding early registration benefits, contact the Registrar's Office.

Additional Restrictions for Student Assistant Workers

  • Course Load Requirements – Students must be enrolled at a minimum of half time student status to be employed in a student capacity. Half time student status is defined at six credit hours in fall and spring terms and three credit hours in summer term. Student Assistants failing to maintain half time status for consecutive terms will be terminated from student employment.

  • Maximum Work Hours – Student Assistants are limited to 20 hours of work per week in order to maintain concentration on their studies. During academic breaks and holidays, students may work a maximum of 40 hours with supervisor approval.

  • Multiple Positions – Student Assistants may be employed in more than one student position in multiple departments on campus provided that they comply with the work hour restriction stated above. Student Assistants may not be employed in both a student capacity and a temporary staff position simultaneously.

Student workers functioning in a position of trust as defined by Board of Regents Policy or those who will have after-hours access to campus buildings will be required to complete a background check process.  For more information on the process for issuing campus access, please refer to the Card Services website.  For more information on the BOR backgrounc check/position of trust information, please visit

Student Employees may not exceed a total of 1,300 hours worked in a 12-consecutive month period. The 1,300 hours can be accumulated in any combination during the 12 month period. Student employees’ are not subject to the re-employment restriction requiring a break-in-service after 12-consecutive months of employment.

Student Assistants are also eligible for many of the Perk Affinity Benefits available to KSU's faculty and staff.