Student employees who work at an approved off-campus work-study agency are paid by the University. View pay periods, time collection dates & paydays.

  • You must wait for Student Employment to verify each work-study student employee's eligibility for work-study before allowing them to begin working.
  • Before a student employee can be paid, they must provide verification of employment eligibility and submit the required documentation.
  • On a daily basis, student employees fill out timesheets or use a time clock to report the hours worked. Timesheets 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 timesheets and sign to approve the hours reported. Any misreporting of hours should be reported to Student Employment immediately.
  • Student employees can view their payroll advices in MyCUInfo on each payday.
  • All CU student employees (work-study and non work-study) will be automatically enrolled into a retirement plan if they either: work 40 or more hours a week or are enrolled in less than 6 credit hours (undergraduates) or 3 credit hours (graduate students). Graduate students enrolled in only 1 credit hour to complete a thesis or dissertation are exempt unless working 40 or more hours a week. See handbook for additional information.
  • Per the Student Hourly Employee Work Hours Policy, student employees are limited to work 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.
  • Reference the university's job description & pay rates for help determining pay rates for your off-campus work-study employees.