Student Employment Frequently Asked Questions
- Can I be hired to work in more than one student employee position at the same time?
The new student employment program is focused on identifying job opportunities for those interested in working on-campus. To ensure opportunities are available, the placement of individuals in one position on campus will be the top priority.
- What if I want to change student employee jobs?
Go to https://jobs.coastal.edu to view student employee job openings. Follow the instructions online to complete a "Student Employment Profile" and apply online for the position of your choice. If you do not plan to return to the student employee job you are already working in for the coming semester, please notify your supervisor as soon as possible.
- Do I need to update my "Student Employment Profile" if my contact information changes?
Yes. Go to: https://jobs.coastal.edu After you log in, select "Manage Applications" (on the left navigation bar) to make changes
- What is the maximum number of hours a student employee may work on-campus?
Due to the high level of interest in student employment, the maximum number of hours a student employee should work on campus is 20 hours per week while classes are in session, excluding summer, holidays, and scheduled breaks. If you are employed in more than one student employee position on campus, the 20-hour limit applies to all positions combined.
- Am I eligible to work in a student employee position during the summer?
If departmental needs and funding exist, it may be feasible to work during the summer.
- How many hours should a student employee work in Summer?
In order to meet departmental staffing needs, the following are the work hour limits for student employees for the summer.
- Students pre-registered for the fall and taking no classes during a summer term can work up to 37.5 hours.
- Students taking one (1) course can work no more than an average of 30 hours during the summer term in which they are enrolled.
- Students taking two (2) or more courses can work no more than an average of 20 hours during the summer term in which they are enrolled.
- Can International students work on-campus?
International students are generally permitted to work part-time on the premises of the school that issued their currently valid I-20, while they are attending school and maintaining their F-1 status. Federal law limits work hours to 20 hours per week while school is in session. International students may work full-time during official school breaks. (NAFSA).
- Can a Resident Assistant (RA) work in a paid student position?
Yes. Since a Resident Assistant (RA) role is unpaid, a RA may work in a paid student employee position.
- How can I verify if I've been awarded Federal Work-Study?
To verify if a student employee has been awarded Federal Work-Study you can contact the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office at 349-2313, or you can view your award letter on WebAdvisor.