Carnegie Mellon University

Hiring Student Workers

There has been significant focus over the past two years to implement best practices for hourly student hiring. New requirements provide guidance for hiring departments, transparency to students, and support of Federal Work-Study employer requirements. Please view the Student Employment Resources section of the CMUWorks Service Center website to view materials or select the links to the right. Additional student hiring information, including required pay rate validation examples, can be found on the Career and Professional Development Center website.

The academic year period for student employment is August 7, 2017 to May 13, 2018. The ending date of May 13, 2018 should be used for all student academic year appointments. Please note:

  • New academic year appointments must be entered for all returning students, and new pay rate validation support for each student position must be uploaded in Workday.
  • Be sure that you have ended all student summer appointments on or before the new academic year start date for each appointment.

There are three types of hourly student employment options available:

  • Federal Work-Study (FWS): Funding = 40% Federal / 60% Employer
  • Federal Community Service Work-Study (FCS): Funding = 70% Federal / 30% Employer
  • Non-Work-Study (NWS): Funding = 100% Employer

2017-2018 Academic Year

The academic year period for student employment is August 7, 2017 to May 13, 2018. The ending date of May 13, 2018 should be used for all student academic year appointments. Please note:

  • New academic year appointments must be entered for all returning students, and new pay rate validation support for each student position must be uploaded in Workday.
  • Be sure that you have ended all student summer appointments on or before the new academic year start date for each appointment.

There are three types of hourly student employment options available:

  • Federal Work-Study (FWS): Funding = 40% Federal / 60% Employer
  • Federal Community Service Work-Study (FCS): Funding = 70% Federal / 30% Employer
  • Non-Work-Study (NWS): Funding = 100% Employer

Pay Rates for Student Employees

TYPE OF EMPLOYMENT

HOURLY RATE RANGE

Federal Work-Study

Undergraduate Students $7.75 - $12.00 per hour
Graduate Students $7.75 - $16.00 per hour
Federal Community Service
Undergraduate Students $8.25 - $12.00 per hour
Graduate Students $8.25 - $16.00 per hour
Non Work-Study
Undergraduate Students $7.75 and up per hour
Graduate Students $7.75 and up per hour

Confirmation of Federal Work-Study Eligibility

You can verify a student's Federal Work-Study award in one of two ways:

  • The student can show you his/her financial aid award letter, or
  • You can send an email request to thehub@andrew.cmu.edu (the email must include the student's name and Andrew ID)

Biweekly Pay Schedule

Please refer to Payroll's Pay Calendars located on the CMU Works website for time sheet and approval deadlines and pay dates.