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Paying Work-Study Student Employees

Student employees who work at an approved off-campus workstudy agency are paid by the University.

  • You must wait for the Student Employment Office to verify each Work-Study student employee's eligibility for Work-Study before allowing him/her to begin working.
  • 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-VI), depending on your job description. Pay rates are determined by job class and employer.
  • Payroll Calendar
  • 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.
  • Any misreporting of hours should be reported to the Student Employment Office immediately.
  • 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.