Student Employment Guidelines

Employment Programs at Ashland University

There are two student employment programs at AU: the Federal Work-Study Program (FWS) and the Regular Student Employment Program (RSE). The majority of jobs on campus are available through the FWS program. Most student employment positions pay the federal minimum wage.

The Financial Aid Office authorizes students to work. The employer of student workers is Ashland University and their supervisors are designated full-time AU employees.

Federal Work-Study Program (FWS) - Federal Work-Study is partially funded by the federal government and partially funded by AU. It is awarded to students who demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA. The amount one may earn is listed on the Financial Aid Award Letter of full-time students who are eligible for FWS. If eligibility is not listed on the Award Letter, the student has not been awarded FWS eligibility. Part-time students who are enrolled at least half-time and have filed a FAFSA may check their eligibility with the Financial Aid Office.

FWS recipients must maintain satisfactory academic progress, as defined by the Financial Aid Office, toward an Ashland University degree. The standards and measurement of satisfactory academic progress are listed here and in the Financial Aid Section of the AU Catalog.

Regular Student Employment (RSE) - Regular Student Employment is funded solely by Ashland University. RSE is available to all AU students enrolled at least half-time and is not dependent on financial need.

International Student Employment - International students are required to contact the International Student Services Office (7th Floor Library) at regarding student employment.

Finding a Job - It is the student’s responsibility to secure employment. Please visit Handshake, the Career Center for Life Calling's online job posting database, to find an on-campus job.