We offer both Federal Work-Study and Student Aide Program employment opportunities. Federal Work-Study Program jobs are based on need as shown in your financial aid application. Other University jobs through the Student Aide Program are open to all students. To be eligible to work in either program, you must be currently enrolled at Northeastern for at least six credit hours in a degree program. See the job postings located outside of Enrollment Services and the employment office for the departmental contact information to initiate the interview and hiring process. You can also find job listings online. See instructions for student aide and work-study positions.
Federal Work Study Program (FWSP) eligibility
You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) prior to March 1 for the upcoming award year. Students with the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) indicated on the Student Aid Report (SAR) must fall between $0 and $6,000. FWSP awards will be awarded until funds are exhausted. After that, if you are eligible, you will be placed on a FWSP waiting list. The Student Employment Office reviews the usage of FWSP awards each October and redistributes any available funds to those on the FWSP waiting list.
Classification and Wage Levels
Student Employment positions require that you have a Job Description Form on file in the Student Employment Office. In addition, you must complete a Student Hiring and Change of Status Form. The hiring agent shall determine - based on your skill set - which level you will be placed upon hire.
|LEVEL I||$ 8.25 per hour||Few skills and little or no previous training/work experience required|
|LEVEL II||$ 8.85 per hour||
Requires some prior training, clerical and computer knowledge
|LEVEL III||$ 9.45 per hour||
Prior training or experience, independent judgment and decision making
|LEVEL IV||$ 10.05 per hour||
Requires a high degree of mental activity and independent judgment
Off-Campus and Community Service Opportunities
If you have a FWSP award, you can earn $12.00 per hour working for a non-profit organization in the Chicago metropolitan area or tutoring elementary students from Chicago Public Schools in reading and/or mathematics through the America Reads/America Counts Program. Please visit the Office of Student Employment for further information.