Finding a job on campus
Types of Student Employment
Federal Work-Study: To determine your eligibility for Federal Work-Study, you must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have the results sent to Truman. Submit it annually, as soon as possible after January 1 of each year.
Students are offered Work-Study in their Federal award letter and must accept or decline the funds. The hourly pay rate is the current minimum wage.
Federal Work-Study is awarded on a rolling basis until funding is exhausted – normally by April 1. Employment renewal is not guaranteed due to funding, changes in the family income and/or number of family members and number of students requesting positions each year. Visit www.studentaid.ed.gov for more info.
Institutional Payroll: Most departments on campus are budgeted funds to employ students. Departments are encouraged to post open positions and you must generally complete an employment application and submit to the department supervisor for job consideration. The per hour pay rate for most positions is the current minimum wage. However, some positions pay a flat stipend per month and some technical positions pay slightly more per hour.
You must be enrolled in at least 9 credit hours per semester to be cleared for Institutional Payroll. You may also work institutional during the summer, but need to have been enrolled in the preceding spring semester, the following fall semester or be taking classes in the summer. You can work up to 20 hours a week during the academic year and 39 hours per week during periods of non-enrollment, which includes any combination of hours from all employment options. However, students are not normally employed through both Federal Work-Study and Institutional Payroll during the same enrollment period.
Scholarship Service: If you have a Truman merit scholarship(s) that exceed $1250 per semester and meet the credit hour and grade point requirements for renewal, you have the option of performing 60 hours of service per semester to renew your award. You may choose to take one-half the value of your scholarships and not perform the service. Scholarship Renewal FAQ
Graduate Assistantships: Contact the Graduate Office in McClain Hall 203 or call 660-785-4109.
Other On-Campus Employment: The Truman State University Bookstore and Sodexo Food Service are private vendors on campus that also employ students. You can contact Sodexo in the Student Union at 660-785-4197. The Bookstore is also located in the Student Union and can be reached at 660-785-4212.
Off-Campus Employment: Many local businesses employ Truman students. For a listing of local businesses, visit the Kirksville Chamber of Commerce.
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