Office of Student Employment

Looking for a Job?

How to Apply
(Work study awards are limited and awarded on a first come, first service basis.)

Step 1
Check your initial eligibility requirements below. If all requirements are satisfied, move to step 2.

Eligibility Requirements:
  • File your FAFSA before the March 1 deadline
  • Be a full-time student registered for 12 or more credits
  • Maintain the required GPA of 2.0
  • Have an EFC (Expected Family Contribution) under $11,000 (this can be found on your student aid report on your PirateNet account)

Step 2

Complete the I-9 Employment Verification and W-4 forms and submit to the Financial Aid Department. All students eligible for Federal Work Study will be emailed with notification of their eligibility. This email notification can be used to inform your interviewing supervisor of your eligibility for Federal Work Study. The FWS eligibility email notification is not a guarantee of Federal Work Study or employment but rather is confirmation of your eligibility once all requirements have been met.

Step 3

Once you receive notification that you are eligible for the program, locate and obtain a position. You may look for open positions by checking the Student Employment Database located at Show your FWS eligibility email notification to the hiring department as proof of your eligibility.

Step 4

Once you have been offered a position, your supervisor will complete and submit you Student Hiring Proposal. The Student Hiring Proposal is a contract between the hiring department and the student. After all forms have been received the Federal Work Study award will be offered on your account. A confirmation will be sent to your supervisor advising of your eligibility for the program and your authorized start date. You may not begin working until you have received the finalized approval.

Complete the Required Forms in order to work on campus.
Click on each document to download it in PDF format:

  • I-9 Form (Employment Verification)
    Required by the federal government to be completed prior to working. The  I-9 form can be completed at the Service Counter in Financial Aid. Below are  some acceptable documents you may present to complete the I-9. You only need to do this once.
    • Original Social Security Card - To be used to verify employment eligibility as well as confirm correct SS# & full name for IRS.
    • Original Driver's License or University ID card - Must be a picture ID to verify your identity.

Please note: Faxed, mailed or e-mailed I-9 forms and/or identifications are not accepted.  Original identification must be presented to the Financial Aid Office in Bayley Hall.

  • W-4 Form
    This is completed when submitting the I-9 form. This information will remain on record for the duration of your employment. If you wish to change that information, you may complete a new W-4 form in the Payroll Office located in Bayley Hall, Lower Level, Room 10.

  • International Students have to meet additional documentation requirements:
    • I-94 form: To verify admission visa status
    • I-20 form:  To verify educational affiliation and visa status
      Read more »

Stay Aware
  • Check the pay period schedule to ensure your timesheets are submitted on time. The Kronos system is located on your PirateNet page under the table of 'Offices and Services.' The timesheet link is located under the 'Human Resources' heading.  Read more
  • Any questions? Review the FAQs for Students or contact Student employment office at

Students cannot be hired as temporary workers.

Positions: Students may hold only 1 position on campus.
Academics: To be eligible for student employment, Undergraduate students must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA average and be in good academic standing as defined by the Probation Policy published in the University Catalog.

Funding: There are two sources of funding under student employment.
  • Federal Work Study - You must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and demonstrate financial need. A FAFSA must be filed before the Seton Hall March 1 deadline.
  • University Funded - All eligible students may be considered. (A FAFSA is not needed).

Pay Rate: The starting pay rate is currently $7.25 per hour depending on the job description and may go as high as $14.00 per hour.  Some technology pay scales range higher but are very specific in their requirements.

Available hours:
Students may work up to 20 hours per week during the academic year. During specific non-academic periods students may work up to 33 hours per week. This schedule is determined by Student Employment.
Contact Us

Office of Student Employment
(973) 761-9085
Bayley Hall


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