Anderson University Student Employment [PDF] offers students part-time jobs that are often related to their skills, academic or career fields, experiences, or interests. Job duties range from those requiring specialized skills to those only requiring a willingness to work. Working part-time allows a student to earn money for college expenses, establish a work record, develop skills that will be useful in a career, and provide an opportunity for interaction with faculty, staff and fellow students.
In general to be eligible for student employment, students must:
- Be registered for at least 6 hours of classes or registered for at least 6 hours for the next semester during periods of non-enrollment. New incoming students admitted to the university and who have paid the enrollment deposit for fall semester are eligible for student employment the preceding summer.
- Maintain a satisfactory academic progress.
- Complete Student Employment Application, Federal and State Tax forms, and I-9 form.
- Provide banking information for electronic transfer (direct deposit) of bi-weekly payroll.
- Support the university’s mission to provide quality education in a Christian environment.
Anderson University is an equal opportunity employer.
Students are authorized to work an average of 15 hours per week (20 hours for International Students) during periods of enrollment, and up to 40 hours per week during periods of non-enrollment (Christmas, Spring Break, and Summer Break). This can be a combination of jobs for an average total of 15/40 hours for all jobs. Hours worked through the INvision AU Internship program are included in this required maximum hours for student workers per week. Therefore, students applying for internships through the AU Student Employment Program and INvision AU should take into consideration the total numbers of hours to be worked for all student jobs and the internship in order to stay within the maximum hours allowed per week.
Majority of student positions pay an hourly wage. The hourly wage is determined by the Student Wage Category of the position. There are a limited number of stipend positions available, such as Resident Assistant. Stipend positions pay a salary. Because students are part-time temporary employees, they do not receive benefits such as paid holidays, health insurance, etc., but are covered under Worker’s Compensation.
FICA taxes are not withheld from student payroll during the September to May academic year, which means student positions on-campus that pay $7.25 is equal to a position in the community that pays $7.65. FICA is withheld from student payroll during summer employment. International students are exempt from FICA.
Students are paid on a regular bi-weekly schedule by means of direct deposit/electronic transfer of payroll funds to a banking institution designated by the student. Payroll can be deposited in either a checking or a savings account.