On-Campus Employment: Students
Working SPU students play a key role all across campus. As a student employee, you not only earn while you learn, you also help keep the University moving ahead in our mission to engage the culture and change the world.
Seattle Pacific offers two student employment programs for on-campus jobs: the Federal Work Study Program and the Institutional Work Study Program. As a student, you can apply for any on-campus job regardless of your financial need.
Federal Work Study Program
Eligibility for the Federal Work Study Program is based on demonstrated financial need as determined by the FAFSA. The Office of Student Employment, located in Student Financial Services, monitors student earnings under the Federal Work Study Program. Student employees are paid every other week through the Student Payroll office.
Note: Positions in the Bookstore, Campus Dining, University Ministries, School of Theology, Center for Biblical and Theological Education, and student government jobs (ASSP) are not eligible for Federal Work Study funds.
Institutional Work Study Program
The Institutional Work Study Program is available to those students who do not demonstrate financial need based on the FAFSA. Student earnings for the Institutional Work Study Program come directly from University funding. Student employees are paid every other week through the Student Payroll office.
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Getting hired on campus
Depending on availability of funds and your specific Program eligibility, you will be hired under either the Federal Work Study Program or the Institutional Work Study Program. You must be enrolled at least half-time and maintain satisfactory academic progress to be a student employee.
Along with regular employment opportunities, you may want to consider community service volunteer opportunities provided by SPU. Visit the John Perkins Center site for more information.