Student employees who work on campus or at an approved off-campus work-study agency are paid by the University.
There are some important differences between hourly student employees and work-study student employees. Make sure you know who you're hiring! If you're hiring a work-study student, view the on-campus employer handbook for HCM instructions and how to designate a student as work-study.
Before a student employee can be paid, he/she must provide verification of employment eligibility and submit the required documentation.
Student employees are entered into the payroll system as Student Assistants (I-V), depending on your job description.
Pay rates are determined by job class and employer.
On a daily basis, student employees fill out time sheets or use a time clock to report the hours worked. Time sheets should be turned in on a bi-weekly basis so students can be paid for actual hours worked. Student employees CANNOT be paid for anticipated hours. Supervisors verify time sheets and sign to approve the hours reported.
Student employees can view their payroll advices in MyCUInfo on each payday.
To comply with the Revenue Reconciliation Act of 1990, all CU student employees (work-study and non work-study) will be automatically enrolled into a retirement fund if they either: work 40 or more hours a week or are enrolled less than half time. Half time is 6 credit hours for undergraduates or 4 credit hours for graduate students.
Students are limited to working 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. View the Student Hourly Employee Work Hours Policy.
Departments submitting late payments must retain sufficient documentation to substantiate hours worked for actual pay period.