Financial Aid
Student Employment

Maximum Weekly Hours Policy

  • When the University is In Session

    According to the policy established by Seattle University, student employees may work no more than twenty hours per week while school is in session.

    Periods of Non-Enrollment

    During scheduled periods of non-enrollment (winter and spring breaks) students may work up to forty hours per week. During the summer term, students may work forty hours per week provided they're not enrolled half-time or more. Undergraduate students enrolled for 6 credits or more and graduate students enrolled for 3 credits or more continue to fall under the twenty-hour-per-week maximum while enrolled in summer term courses.

    Half-Time Students

    Students who are enrolled less than half-time (five credits or less as undergraduate students; one or two credits as graduate students) during fall, winter and/or spring quarters are considered "temporary employees" rather than "student employees." Students in this category must complete all hire paperwork with the Human Resources Office in the Rianna Building at 718 - 12th Avenue (between Columbia and Cherry). As temporary employees, at their supervisor's discretion, students may work up to forty hours per week.

    More Information

    Additional on-campus student employment policies and procedures can be found in the Supervisor's Guide for Student Employment.