Who can be employed
Baylor University students who are eligible to work in the United States may compete for on-campus jobs. Federal Work-Study (FWS) eligible students have priority for hiring. FWS eligibility is determined by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Please be aware that that number of students who qualify for FWS is larger than the number of available positions. All students will not be employed. If you decline your FWS award in order to receive another type of aid, you are limited to loans and will no longer be eligible to work on campus for the remainder of the current academic year. Students who do not file the FAFSA or do not have FWS eligibility will be allowed to pursue campus employment only after the first three weeks of the fall semester assuming they meet all other eligibility criteria.
When to begin the job search
You may begin the job search as soon as you have registered for classes, you have been notified of your eligibility for the upcoming award period, and available positions are posted.
We give priority for on-campus employment to students who have completed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and who have accepted Federal Work-Study (FWS) eligibility. FWS is a financial aid program.
Eligibility for community service jobs
Community Service Work-Study Program jobs are designated jobs available only to those students who are eligible for Federal Work-Study (FWS). Students who are awarded Federal Work-Study and are interested in working with local non-profit organizations to provide services to benefit the local community may apply for these jobs.
Several factors dictate how many hours per week a student can work on campus.
As a student, you are NOT allowed to:
- work during times that you are scheduled to be in class,
- earn more than your eligibility amount and
- more than 20 hours per week while enrolled in classes.
This is a Baylor policy intended to protect your academic pursuits.
Your award (eligibility to earn) amount:
- The award amount is divided by the hourly wage to determine the number of hours you can work.
Example: $2,650.00/$7.25 = 365.50 hours
- The number of hours divided by the number of weeks per academic year determines the number of hours you can potentially work per week.
Example: 365.50 hours/34 weeks = 10.75 hours per week.
The budget of the hiring department may limit you to a lower number of hours per week than you are eligible to work or would like to work.