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Student Hourly Employee Work Policy

Beginning Fall 2014, the 'Student Hourly Employee Work Hours Policy' limits hourly student employees to a maximum of 25 hours per week (or 50 hours per bi-weekly pay period) during the fall and spring semesters and to 40 hours per week (or 80 hours per bi-weekly pay period) during the summer.

Please note: existing policies which apply to graduate and international students will continue to limit them to 20 hours per week during the academic year. The policy does not affect students working in non-University off-campus jobs, though we encourage students to prioritize their academics first when considering outside work commitments.

For more information, view the campus policy and our frequently asked questions.

Employer Handbooks

The Student Employment Office publishes annual handbooks for both on-campus employers and off-campus work-study employers.

On-Campus Handbook

Off-Campus Handbook


University of Colorado Boulder Student Employment services are provided free of charge to employers and to CU students seeking employment. All hiring and compensation for work performed by student employees is handled directly between the student and the employer. Learn More

The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education programs or activities it operates or in employment. Inquiries to the University of Colorado concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulation may be referred to the campus Title IX coordinator or to the Office of Civil Rights.