Student Employment

Student employment at Allegheny College provides valuable learning and work experience.  Students are strongly encouraged to seek positions that provide experience for future educational or career goals.  Participating students usually work an average of 7 to 10 hours per week when school is in session.  Employees under this program receive monthly paychecks for work performed.  Employees are paid at least the minimum federal hourly wage; higher rates of pay are possible.

Federal Work-Study

The Federal Work-study student employment program is funded, in part, by the federal government and is based on demonstrated financial need.  Participating students usually work an average of 10 hours per week when school is in session.  Students eligible for Federal Work-study may work in on-campus positions, or at one of the cooperative non-profit agencies within the Meadville area.

  • Federal Work-study is not deducted from the college bill.  Students receive a monthly paycheck for hours worked.
  • The amount of Federal Work-study listed on the students financial aid award letter is the maximum amount the student may earn.
  • Students and supervisors are responsible for completing all required forms before the student is permitted to begin working.
  • Detailed Federal Work-study information for students starting in the Fall semester is provided each year in July.

Campus Employment

This is a program provided to students who do not qualify for Federal Work-study and who are not selected as Resident Advisors or Community Advisors through Office of  Residence Life.  Students with Campus Employment may be hired to work in many of the regular student worker positions on campus.  However, they are not permitted to work in the off-campus work-study positions.  Participating students usually work an average of 7 hours per week when school is in session.  Employees under this program receive monthly paychecks for work performed.  Employees are paid at least the minimum federal hourly wage; higher rates of pay are possible.

  • Campus Employment is not deducted from the college bill.  Students receive a monthly paycheck for hours worked.
  • The maximum amount of Campus Employment that a student may earn is typically $1,500 per year.  International Students may have higher maximum amounts.  Students and supervisors are responsible for completing all required forms before the student is permitted to begin working.
  • Detailed Campus Employment information for students starting in the Fall semester is provided each year in July.

Additional Information

Student Employment Manual

Off-Campus Work-Study Manual